In celebration of Black History Month, pupils enjoyed Djembe drumming workshops, exploring how different rhythms were used to communicate, celebrate, worship and mourn.
A few children had this to say regarding the experience:
“We learnt how people in Africa once communicated with each other, especially when villages were in danger … It’s important to learn about Africa in the olden days, some people weren’t treated very well, so we learn to treat people fairly.” Alvi 3L.
“We’ve been learning about ‘identity’, the drummer was sharing a little bit of his …I think he wanted to share that we live in a good world, treated well by everyone.” Dawood 3L.
“Drumming was good for our well being, we could be active, play our own rhythms and be joyful.” Arooj 3L.