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Gumboot dancing and African singing

March 29th, 2019

Gumboot dancing, African singing and rhythmical drumming lit up Monmouth School Girls’ Prep.

The girls learned much about African culture during the Za Foundation’s Zakhele group’s fun-filled visit on Thursday 28th March.

The energetic and inspirational group from South Africa have been performing workshops to school children in the UK over the past three weeks.

The Monmouth children enjoyed the workshops and wore their wellington boots for the traditional South African gumboot aspect.

The Zakhele group’s visit was made possible by Dr Jayne Morris-Thurgood, whose daughter, Ella, is a Year 12 pupil at Monmouth School for Girls.

Dr Morris-Thurgood said: “I wanted to bring the group to Monmouth. Most of the schools the group have visited were in North Somerset but they are delighted to have visited Wales.

“The Zakhele group’ are vibrant people and work in schools and clinics in South Africa.

“They help young orphans and vulnerable children deal with important social issues such as HIV and AIDS.”

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