‘Welcome back Pearl of Africa’

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in News | No Comments

Saltash.net was thrilled to welcome back the Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir from Uganda for their third visit to the school on Monday 2nd November.
Enrichment opportunities for students and staff at saltash.net included singing, drumming and dance workshops, handmade crafts classes, and a superb evening concert. In return, the school donated Science and ICT equipment to support the learning of the children when they return to Africa after their tour of the UK, as well as all proceeds from the sale of the African goods and donations for the evening concert.
Headteacher, Mrs Bryce, said, ‘We hosted the choir for a week back in 2011 and made some lifelong friends. It was brilliant to meet up again with a few of the original choir members who came to us and to hear that they were doing well with their studies and progressing to university in Kampala. The mutual benefits of our links with the choir is what being a true international school is all about.’
Thomas Hollyman, a Year 7 student, added, “It was great meeting the children from the choir. Some of them were really young but very entertaining! I attended a drumming workshop and enjoyed it very much. I hope they come back next year.’