Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mid Winter Darkness and Light

Here are some images of last months 2012 Mid Winter Festival at Raphael House.  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.