Pupils go wild on African parade

Mundella School parade themed on Africa in which the pupils have busy making masks all week
Mundella School parade themed on Africa in which the pupils have busy making masks all week
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OUT of Africa and on to the streets of Sheffield - pupils from a city primary took their inspiration from the Dark Continent to create a colourful summer parade.

Youngsters from Mundella Primary created all kinds of designs during their annual Art Week, building on the half term topic of all things African.

They visited residents at the nearby Norton Lees Residential Care Home before returning to the school yard for African-inspired music, song and dance in front of an audience of friends and parents.

Each class had a different theme inspiring their outfits, from zebras, elephants, lions and other big cats, to giraffes, butterflies, birds and tribal Masai warriors.

The school has developed links with Kenya with headteacher Helen Bush having visited the poverty-stricken slums of Kibera, which are some of the biggest on the continent.

Former teacher Lesley Potter also now lives in the country and is due to pay a return visit to Mundella next week.

As a result the school has carried out a series of fundraising activities for Kibera.

“We had a wonderful art week and some of the designs the children produced were marvellous,” said the school’s art co-ordinator Michelle Hodgson.

“The parade has become something of an annual tradition here and it always provides a showcase for the pupils’ work which is always vibrant and colourful.

“They have all worked very hard this week and really deserved the appreciation of the home’s residents and from their mums, dads and relatives as well.”