Scarborough children enjoy African day

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SCARBOROUGH school children enjoyed a day of South African culture, costumes and songs as they were visited by a team of Zulu dancers.

Youngsters at East Ayton Primary School spent the day with the Mighty Zulu Nation Performers.

The group came from the Kwazulu Natal region of South Africa, and after performing a traditional dance for the children, they held a series of workshops teaching the youngsters about their culture.

Ian Flemming, headteacher at East Ayton school, said: “The children had a fantastic day finding out about another culture at first hand.

“They have taken away some marvellous memories of the activities and have had a chance to step briefly into a different world and gain a personal perspective-the best way to learn.

“The children and staff would like to give a very big thank you to the Friends of the School after the event.

“They are a wonderful team of parents who dedicate much of their personal time organising fund raising activities that allow our children to experience ‘The Arts’ through dance, art and design, music and theatre.”

During the workshops both pupils and staff had a go at dancing.