As you can see, the whole school is involved and the atmosphere makes for a powerful impression of light radiating in the darkest time of the year.
The Class 12 students are the flame bearers who ignite the mid-winter bonfire.
The fire sends sparks up into a starry night sky.
Playing with fire: skill and care with fire poi spinning creates a spectacular display.
Look here to read our recent post about the lantern making tradition that is a big part of the preparation for the festival each year.