Students and staff of the St Boniface Nursery School kicked off their celebrations for African Awareness Month yesterday morning with a special presentation.
Under the theme for the month Africa –– Then and Now, Len Sehntwali, with his seven-year-old daughter Eja, visited the school, telling many Anansi stories and educating the little ones on African music.
While some students were a bit restless during the Anansi storytelling, they were quite intrigued by Eja on stilts and dressed like the popular spider. She also danced and showed
off her skills on the stilts much to the students’ amusement.
The music segment was the highlight of the morning. Sehntwali demonstrated how African instruments were played, showing them how African music is incorporated into every genre.
The students were also afforded the opportunity to play some of the African musical instruments as they danced and frolicked around the classroom.
On the final school day of African Awareness Month, students and teachers will come to classes in African attire.