Peak schools hold Out of Africa workshops

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Two schools from the Peak District are joining forces to host African themed workshops.

Hartington and Taddington and Priestcliffe Church of England primary schools will be running African dance, sport, story and art activities.

Pupils from Hartington will visit the neighbouring rural school on January 15 for an afternoon of African fun and education.

There will be an African Dance called Footballers Journey to link with the Africa Cup of Nations, which runs from Saturday January 17 to February 8.

That will be followed by a short story session and then pupils will put their art skills to the test with an African Art Workshop. The event is being run by Bemma Akyeampon, of African Ark, based in Nottingham. On January 29, Hartington School will welcome Taddington and Priestcliffe students for similar African themed events.

Hartington Primary School headteacher Tracy Blackwell said: “We’re delighted to be working alongside Taddington School for this event to celebrate the culture and diversity of such a beautiful country. It will be very exciting for our students to work with others and share ideas and form friendships. It’s going to be a great. We’re also looking forward to welcoming Taddington youngsters and Bemma to Hartington in a few weeks time.