Barkingside students celebrate diversity week with ext-roar-dinary performance
PUBLISHED: 10:27 11 October 2016 | UPDATED: 10:28 11 October 2016
Junaida Bana, deputy headteacher,
Pupils met dance performers from Durban in South Africa last Wednesday as they celebrated diversity week at their primary school in Barkingside.
The students at Avanti Court Primary School, Carlton Drive, Barkingside, watched the Mighty Zulu Nation performance group who hail from Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, show them how to dance and sing in the traditional Zulu way.
Junaida Bana, deputy headteacher, said: “The sounds and beats of the African drums vibrated through the school hall as the performers showcased acrobatics and dance sequences which pupils had never seen live before!
“Our school is celebrating diversity week this week and as part of the week, we also held a multi- faith forum. We had religious leaders represented from Islam, Sikhism, Hinduism, and Christianity.
“Due to the Rosh Hashanah festival, our Jewish community leaders could not join us.
“We feel that it is important that all our pupils celebrate the diverse cultures found in Redbridge and in London.
“We are teaching our children to respect and appreciate other cultures as well as learn about the similarities and differences that we all share.”
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