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African Culture at North Worcester Primary Academy

This week, Head Teacher Emily Calvert introduced the Year 1 classes to Patrice Naiambana, a friend of 18 years. Together they took part in an exciting workshop over Zoom. Patrice began by sharing his story and talked about different African cultures.  The children were intrigued to find out about his role as the lion in the Tinga Tinga Tales and his role as Aslan in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). Patrice was open to questions about his story and was eager to share his answers.


The children then went on to learn about an array of different instruments, including the bamboo flute and the African drums. Year 1 pupil, Leo, said that his favourite part of the workshop had been when Patrice played the bamboo instruments for the children.


Patrice began to tell a traditional African story, which he will explore further when he returns to North Worcester Primary Academy to complete his story-telling workshop for the pupils. He finished by saying that, “Both groups were a credit to your school for their listening skills. What a happy school!”