School children enjoy African storytelling day with African Activities founder Kwame Bakoji-Hume

School children enjoy African storytelling day with African Activities founder Kwame Bakoji-Hume

School children enjoy African storytelling day with African Activities founder Kwame Bakoji-Hume - Credit: Archant

A taste of Ghana came to Ely when African Activities visited excited children at King’s Ely Acremont and Nursery.

School children enjoy African storytelling day with African Activities founder Kwame Bakoji-Hume

School children enjoy African storytelling day with African Activities founder Kwame Bakoji-Hume - Credit: Archant

The school hall was transformed with West African textiles and vibrant materials by Kwame Bakoji-Hume, founder of African Activities.

He launched the pupils’ African storytelling day with an assembly about his childhood in Ghana.

Throughout the day, Kwame led a host of different workshops which involved children in the nursery through to pupils in Year 2.

There was traditional West African storytelling, African drumming and West African dancing, which involved the children playing their own drum to accompany the stories he retold.


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Celia Etchegoyen, interim head of King’s Ely Acremont, said: “Kwame thrilled the children with stories of his childhood experiences in Ghana.

“He explained that he was one of nine children and was the only one in his family who had been able to attend school.

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“Dressed in vibrant clothes, Kwame brought King’s Ely Acremont alive with a wonderful demonstration of African drumming and dancing.

“The children were left guessing as he carefully sculptured a bird from a plastic milk carton.

“It was a privilege to meet such a talented man.”

For more information about African Activities go to www.africanactivities.org.uk

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