Learning the Ugandan way - in Wombwell

THE sound of African drum beats livened up lessons at a Wombwell school.

Visitors Moses and Joseph called by High View Primary Learning Centre, to share Ugandan traditions and answer pupils’ questions about their country.

But their day with Y5 pupils also included some lively music and dance sessions, for which the men donned their tribal costumes and encouraged the youngsters to join in.

Y5 teacher Jen Mulroy, who ran the sessions with fellow teacher Filippa Magor, said: “We had a wonderful day that kicked off with a question and answer session and some general chat looking at the cultural differences between Uganda and our country.

“The children then joined drum workshops and learned how different beats relay messages such as warnings of danger, or celebrations”.

High View kids were later joined by pupils from Park Street School, and shared everything they had learned so far about Uganda with them.

Mrs Mulroy added: “The day had plenty of cross-curricular interest from learning geographical facts to cultural issues and language studies.

“But it was also to highlight the work of Sponsor a Child in Uganda, via the Kingstone Uganda project, that seeks to improve life for children there who have very little.

“High View Primary Learning Centre sponsors a child through their schol magazine - Letterbox”.