This week all pupils in Grimsdell took part in a two-day African Dance workshop supporting Black History Month.
We learnt that in Africa each cultural dance has a story that reflects certain values or beliefs and thus goes beyond learning different types of moves. The movements in a dance, taken together, tell a story that is a way for one culture to share or tell their way of life to another.
African dances are usually participatory, and each country has many unique styles!
The children explored styles from Nigeria and Ghana and got to wear traditional clothes!
What a wonderful way to end our first half term of the year!