Village school is filled with the sight and sounds of Africa

Pupils and staff at Clough and Risegate Primary School show off their tribal shields and drums from an African arts and dance day this term.
Pupils and staff at Clough and Risegate Primary School show off their tribal shields and drums from an African arts and dance day this term.
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THE sights and sounds of Africa filled Clough and Risegate Primary School for a special arts and dance day.

About 25 children from Years Five and Six had the chance to create their own colourful tribal shields and learn the art of African drumming.

At the end of the day they performed a traditional African dance for the rest of the school.

Headteacher Alan Hughes said: “It was the first time this particular event had taken place at our school and it was brilliant. The children loved it and they were engrossed throughout the day.

“We have a new headteacher coming in September and I’m sure they’ll be keen to do something like this again because any additional experience the school can get through music is always welcomed by the kids and staff.”