Marchbank Academy pupils get a taste of Africa

Education Village

Friday, 29th December 2017

Marchbank Academy pupils get a taste of Africa

PUPILS bang the drum for learning

PUPILS banged the drum for learning in an initiative designed to broaden their horizons to the continent of Africa.

Cultural expert Butshilo Nleyo brought a taste of Africa through rhythm and song to pupils at Marchbank Academy, Darlington.

The performer spent the day with Year 5 and 6 pupils teaching them traditional songs and beats before staging a performance of what they had learned about the Benin culture.

Teacher Chris Pressdee-Rudd said: “We have been looking at West Africa as a topic, particularly the ancient kingdom of Benin.

“The workshop was the perfect way to enrich these studies with singing, drumming and dancing and all the pupils had a fantastic time, which I am sure they will always remember.”