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Year 1 African workshops

Year 1 were extremely excited to have some very special visitors join us for African drumming and dancing workshops today.  The drumming session was a great success, with the children thoroughly enjoying being allowed to make as much noise as possible!  The children learnt a lot about how and why drums are used throughout Africa, before learning to play some simple rhythms.  Year 1 were also lucky enough to enjoy a dance session led by Tongi.  He taught the children a traditional dance that is often seen at celebrations and weddings, before teaching them a song in one of his 12 languages!  All the children thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and it was a fantastic way to kick off our topic 'What African Wonders Await?'.