Zimbabwe comes to school!

chartwell2012-036-e1328102390923-225x300The children had a wonderful few dayS finding out all about Zimbabwe and the shona culture when a  master mbira player and singer came to school. He taught them a Shona song and talked to them about his beliefs about ancestors and all about his life in Zimbabwe. The children were then invited to have a dance and drumming workshop and taste a selection of Zimbawean food. They worked with very experienced drummers and dancers and performed a song to parents and the general public. It was a great experience and one which we will do again as Chartwell has opened his Mbira academy about 5 mins walk from the school.