African culture at Boxgrove Primary School

Boxgrove Primary  School pupils at their  dress rehearsal for their  African arts-related play C111175-1
Boxgrove Primary School pupils at their dress rehearsal for their African arts-related play C111175-1

Hiding behind colourful masks they had created, pupils at Boxgrove Primary School gave their audience a taste of Africa during a performance in an outside theatre.

The summer sun was the perfect backdrop for the play last Thursday which came together as a result of the school studying African culture.

Headteacher Kate Thornton said: “It came about after we held an African arts week.

“From there the children got into the culture and we had a drama club do a play for us one day.

“That inspired the staff and each child had their own say.

“The good thing was you could see the progression in every class.

“By class two they were writing scripts with teachers.”

She added: “The performance was really nice, it all came together on the day.

“There were masks, dresses and the pupils did it all by themselves. They knew what characters they wanted to play.”