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Caribbean music and dance workshop comes to Forest Gate school

PUBLISHED: 06:00 09 November 2012

Pupils Imani Quamina, 5, Mia Moon Robinson, 5, Aman Bhakar, 5, Hannah Rahman, 5, Mustafe Eid, 5, Andile Khanye, 5, Nia Laviniere, 6, Stella Marder, 5, with Marcelle and Junior Bailey from Irie Steel.

Pupils Imani Quamina, 5, Mia Moon Robinson, 5, Aman Bhakar, 5, Hannah Rahman, 5, Mustafe Eid, 5, Andile Khanye, 5, Nia Laviniere, 6, Stella Marder, 5, with Marcelle and Junior Bailey from Irie Steel.

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Little ones in Forest Gate experienced the sounds and vibes of the Caribbean during a dance workshop.

The children at Woodgrange Infant School in Forest Gate were ‘transported’ to Trinidad and Tobago by the Irie Steelpan, as part of their celebrations of Black History Month.

Husband and wife team, Junior and Marcella, who offer children music and dance workshops were visiting the school in Sebert Road on Thursday,

The school has been marking Black History Month with a variety of activities.

Deputy Headteacher Maria Lewington said: “We ran a family writing project to encourage families to write about where they come from and their journey to Forest Gate. As a school we believe families who talk together learn together, and this was a fantastic opportunity to develop that link between home and school. It highlighted all our similarities and helped celebrate our differences.”

Celebrations continues at the school with poems about Black role models and dances influenced by a visit to the ‘Africa’ exhibition at the British Museum.

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