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Pupils Engrossed by African Tribal Culture

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Year 2 pupils at Beech House sat enraptured by a talk about the traditional arts and tribal cultures of Africa. The African Tribal Sculpture experience aims to educate children about other cultures and how the beliefs and lives of other peoples are not that dissimilar to their own. Bringing in a number of artefacts, the pupils were told about the lives of the people that created them and learnt how they were used in different societies.

After the presentation, pupils took part in a drawing workshop. They were shown many examples of African sculpture and art and allowed to touch objects and wear masks.

Head of the Infant School, Mrs Crawforth, commented: "The day provided a wonderful insight into the ancient civilisations and tribes of Africa. The children enjoyed being able to handle the tribal artefacts and were engrossed from start to finish."

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Being able to get hands-on with the artefacts helped bring the stories to life

Being able to get hands-on with the artefacts helped bring the stories to life