Woodkirk Academy reopens to students on Monday 15 April

Black History Month

October sees the return of Black History Month (BHM) which is celebrated across the UK with an aim to:

- promote knowledge of black history, culture and heritage;
- disseminate information on positive black contributions to British society;
- heighten the confidence and awareness of black people in relation to their cultural heritage.

Woodkirk Academy proudly invited SONGO - an African Drumming Project - to perform to Key Stage 3 students and offer them the opportunity to learn how to play African instruments: Dun Duns, Djembes, Balafons etc.

The Songo* Drumming Project is founded upon the understanding that rhythm, song and dance cross cultural and national boundaries regardless of political or religious divisions.

Experiencing this creative process either as a performer or as part of the audience forms a connection through participation. Students were also shown styles of African dance routines. (Songo)

A great day for all involved.

*‘Songo’ is a word taken from the African pygmy language which generally means peace. The Pygmies are a group of people who live along the equatorial forest of Africa. They live a natural life respecting each other and nature and try they to be in peace at all times.