Pupils' insight into Ghana

PUBLISHED: 17:01 23 May 2009 | UPDATED: 21:47 31 May 2010

African Drumming.

African Drumming.

DAME Bradbury s School explored the smells and sounds of Ghana during a special multi-cultural day. The event was arranged to coincide with a visit to the school by Joseph Donkor, Head of Future Academy School in Ghana, which is a  link school with Dame

DAME Bradbury's School explored the smells and sounds of Ghana during a special multi-cultural day.

The event was arranged to coincide with a visit to the school by Joseph Donkor, Head of Future Academy School in Ghana, which is a 'link school' with Dame Bradbury's.

Children at both of the schools have been exchanging letters, photographs and DVDs, to gain a better understanding of each others' lives.

Highlights of the day included dance and drumming workshops with African cultural arts ensemble, Nzinga Dance, sessions about the African country's culture, history and food with Ghanaian Tanya Bunney, and cooking black eyed bean curry and deep-fried spicy plantain with staff and parents.

Pupils also created two enormous printed wall-hangings and there was story-telling, fruit-tasting, flag-making and learning all about chocolate.

The children and teachers also dressed up in the colours of the Ghanaian flag.

Headteacher Jane Crouch said: "This was a vibrant, exciting day for the pupils which really helped to give them all an insight into another country's culture.

"It meant even more to us having our Ghanaian visitor, Mr Donkor, with us - they have all been so excited to meet him and hear about his school.

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