Archbishop’s musical treat in school visit

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu visits  Filey School.  110322a
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu visits Filey School. 110322a

STUDENTS from a Filey school were given an insight into traditional Zulu music thanks to a lesson from a special guest.

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, visited Filey School to mark the 50th anniversary of the Rt Rev Dr Donald Coggan, the then Archbishop of York, opening the building.

Dr Sentamu, who appeared at the Futurist Theatre last year to talk about his life and faith, was given a guided tour of the school by headteacher Andy Dickinson and chair of governors David Wilson.

The Archbishop was welcomed by the school’s choir who gave a performance of a Zulu song before Dr Sentamu took to the drums to add to the celebrations and even pass on some musical tips.

During his visit, the Archbishop also engaged with students in lessons and talked to them about the social and moral issues they face during their everyday lives.

Dr Sentamu said he was delighted to have been able to have spend time with the pupils and take part in the school’s 50 year celebrations.

Headteacher Andy Dickinson said: “It is a big event for us, and it marked the beginning of a year of anniversary celebrations.”

Chairman of governors Mr Wilson invited Dr Sentamu to celebrate the day and added it was a “big coup for Filey and a big coup for Filey School.”

l See Saturday’s Filey and Hunmanby Mercury for more pictures and reaction to the Archbishop’s visit.