News from the School

Nelson Mandela and Africa Week

The whole school spent the week learning about the history of the continent of Africa and the changes brought about by Nelson Mandela. Many activities where arranged throughout the week to make it as informative and enjoyable as possible.

In year one, Mrs Waller, Allen’s dad and Joesphs mam, Mrs Anjokwu came in to talk about their time living in Africa. Allen’s dad told the children all about African food, African clothes, African tribes and life in Africa. Mrs Waller talked about her childhood in Africa and lots of fascinating stories about African animals.

Mrs Anjokwu, from Nigeria talked about growing up in Africa to highlight things that are similar and different to growing up here.

Mrs Anjokwu
Mrs Anjokwu grooves with the children.

The children also tried some fruit that is grown in Africa and made block graphs in Maths to show how many children liked the fruit they tasted. From the results its looks as if everybody thought the fruit was lovely.

African fruit tasting
The children try some delicious fruits.

We were then visited by Chief Chebe from Ghana. He came to the  school to teach the children even more about Africa. He taught them how to play the African drums and everybody danced and listened to his stories. Chief Chebe was great fun!

Chief Chebe's African Drums
Dancing to the beat of the African drums.

The week culminated in a play performed  by Miss McMasters year 5 class. The play presented in the hall to both children and parents showed the history of Nelson Mandela leading the people through apartheid. There was dancing and singing and a whole lot of fun and learning for all involved. A great week.