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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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