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Woodford’s second co-curricular project was international in scope and festive in flavour. Students and teachers worked in house teams to explore the culture and dance of their assigned country in preparation for a showcase event in the afternoon.

Woodford’s second co-curricular project was international in scope and festive in flavour.  Students and teachers worked in house teams to explore the culture and dance of their assigned country in preparation for a showcase event in the afternoon.  Highams experimented with African recipes and designed tribal shields and masks which acted as the backdrop for a display of dance, singing and drumming.  Newton made colourful fans and maracas as accessories for a dramatic display of Spanish flamenco.  The scope of Warner’s presentation of North American culture was enormous ranging from indigenous batik designs for fabric to line-dancing en masse, ably  led by members of the administration staff.   South American carnival set the mood for Repton’s activities; an impromptu band, a drumming troupe and dancers in peacock-like wings and skirts coming together in the sort of display one might anticipate for Rio 2016.

 

On a day of uncertain weather,  it was difficult at times to distinguish the aural evidence of drumming rehearsals from the thunder rolling menacingly  in the distance.  We kept our nerve, however, and the show case was performed on the front lawn to a full audience of students, staff and visitors.  Fiesta was a feast of colour, movement and sound.  Students who had so evidently enjoyed their own activities were equally appreciative of the creative output of others and we all enjoyed seeing just what could be achieved.

 

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