Home learning activities: Refugee Week, World Music Day and Puri Rath Yatra

Home learning activities: Refugee Week, World Music Day and Puri Rath Yatra

Jun 17, 2020

This last week is Refugee Week and a time for us to think about the lives of people who have had to flee the country where they were born. Our activities for World Music Day and the Hindu celebration of Puri Rath Yatra give us a chance to be creative and have some fun!

This week is UK’s largest festival celebrating the contribution made by refugees and helping us understand why people flee their own countries to seek a place of safety. Unfortunately, there are wars in many parts of the world, or places where people are not allowed to follow their own
religion and they have to escape for their own safety.

For Refugee Week we’re being invited to do one or more of eight Simple Acts that can all be done at home. Here's one suggestion for a simple act.

World Music Day

Some of our favourite songs can lift us up out of sadness and sorry, and make an otherwise
horrible day suddenly seem like it’s not so bad. World Music Day (21 June) celebrates music
in all its forms and the impact it’s had on the world and our spirit. Have a go at this activity with your family!

Hindus celebrate Puri Rath Yatra

On 23 June, Hindus celebrate the festival of Puri
Rath Yatra. It is a festival of equality and
integration and is held in Puri in the state of
Odisha, India. As part of Ratha Yatra, deities are taken out of Jagannath Temple and placed in a ratha (which are huge chariots). This activity inspires you to make your own chariot!

Hometalk Week 13

And this week, Dialogue Work's Hometalk is about community. So download their resource here to get our family talking!