Plaistow pupils perform for Indonesian ambassador
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Primary school pupils have shown off their knowledge of Indonesia to the country’s ambassador.
Tollgate Primary School’s Year 1 children learned about Indonesian culture - including learning about the wildlife, culture and history of this ancient country.
They then put everything they learned into a special performance featuring shadow puppets and traditional Indonesian instruments.
The story of an evil king who eats wild animals may sound dark but is based on a traditional Indonesian fairy tale.
The play was performed in front of parents, pupils and special guest the Indonesian Ambassador, Hamzah Thayeb at the Barclay Road, Plaistow, school.
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Teacher Tom Barnecut said: “The kids got a lot out of it and they really enjoyed it.
“It really brought out their confidence and we discovered some talented musicians.
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“They were engaged and mouthing the words, and they thought the shadow puppets were magical.”
Tom said the ambassador seemed to be delighted at the performance.
He said: “He seemed to be pleased. He said he was thinking about how art and culture can inform education and be a stepping stone to other areas of the curriculum.”