Afrikan Fusion workshops sure beats lessons for Saffron Walden school pupils!

PUBLISHED: 12:30 11 July 2009 | UPDATED: 21:49 31 May 2010

From left, Archie, seven, Abbie, six, Afrikan Fusion instructor Chiedza Chapanda, Maddie seven, and Harriet, seven  Picture: NICK THOMPSON

From left, Archie, seven, Abbie, six, Afrikan Fusion instructor Chiedza Chapanda, Maddie seven, and Harriet, seven Picture: NICK THOMPSON

PUPILS from Katherine Semar Infant School learned a spot of African culture during a visit from a specialist company. Afrikan Fusion instructor Chiedza Chapanda was invited to the school in Ross Close, Saffron Walden as part of the school s term-time them

PUPILS from Katherine Semar Infant School learned a spot of African culture during a visit from a specialist company.

Afrikan Fusion instructor Chiedza Chapanda was invited to the school in Ross Close, Saffron Walden as part of the school's term-time theme of Stories from Around the World.

Each class learned African singing, chanting, dance, and got the chance to have a go at drumming, before showcasing their new talents to parents and staff.

The children also tucked into a tasty African lunch, which included Nigerian Joloff rice with chicken and Moroccan lamb tangine with cous-cous and vegetables.

Headteacher Jane Gilmour said: "As part of our theme, we thought it would be good for the children to have an experience of a different culture.

"It proved to be absolutely sensational, probably one of the best we've had from an outside company before.

"The parents were very impressed and we got some fabulous feedback. I'd be happy to recommend Afrikan Fusion to any other school.


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