The students basically build a giant figurine out of wood and paper mache over a two week period, and then perform a ceremony involving dancing and pageantry as they affirm the most positive aspects of human nature. The sculpture is then lit, as a way of sacrificing all of our worst attributes. This is the way I understand the ceremony, which I found to be very interesting.
|Nearing the end of the construction phase in the school gym|
|5th year physics students after class today|
|6th year students in front of the Minotaur they constructed|
|5th year students before the start of the ceremony|
|The 4th year B class, all decked out in their makeup for their performance.|
A video of one of the dances.
|The 10m tall sculpture went up fast!|
Quite a pyre!