Christine beats a trail to international holiday fun – at school

Christine beats a trail to international holiday fun – at school

Christine beats a trail to international holiday fun – at school\

 

Christine Connor learned to dance to the beat of a different drum yesterday.

The seven-year-old got an authentic taste of Africa, thanks to a performance by Jambo Africa.

The school holiday activity had 50 youngsters, aged live to 13, dancing, singing and playing the drums.

Christine said she enjoyed the African drum performance.

“It‘s good and I like the drums because they sound good,” she said.

“This is one of my favorite things l’ve done these holidays.”

Outside school hours care coordinator Dina Radotic said the performance, held at the St Vincent’s Primary School, was part of a special week for the children.

“We’ve had a multi-cultural week with an Asian and African theme,” she said. “We’ve done a Chinese dragon, had the dancers and made masks — we’re having a great time.

“It’s important for the children, for multicultural bonding and seeing how other people live.”

She said the youngsters had also enjoyed munching into some interesting foreign food.

“They’ve tasted Italian food, and we’ve had a teacher from high school come in and cook Indian curry for them,” she said.

“They’ve gained an insight into their culture, their food and their dance.”

“They love it and I think this will end up being their favorite.”

“This is the fun part of school and we try and make it as much a home-like atmosphere as we can for the children.”

“We try and make it as fun as possible for them. lt‘s their leisure time.”

 

THE GOLD COAST BULLETIN, Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Christine beats a trail to international holiday fun – at school

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