St Bernards School celebrate African culture

Posted on - 8th June, 2011 - 9:55am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, People


Local  school  St  Bernard’s  Catholic  Primary  School has  been  holding  an  art  week  to  celebrate  African  culture  and  raise  awareness  about  the  developing  world.

Dympna Mooney, head of creative arts  said: “we wanted to bring the fun back a bit and bring a depth of different experiences to the children”

Dympna also said choosing Africa was an important part of the Art week because it has a lot of different creative opportunities, it was also done to show the difference between African culture and English culture to teach children  more  about  the  world.

Dympna  said  she  hopes  the  art  week  gives  the  children  “a  better  global  understanding” Children  have  taken  part  in  a  variety  of  different  activities  during  the  week  including  tribal  mask  making  and  African  drumming.

St  Bernard’s  as  had  a  close  relationship  with  Africa  as  well  since  2009  they  have  been  sponsoring  Sirra  Jallow  a  six  year  old  child  from  Gambia  in  West  Africa.

Money  the  children  have  raised  during  the  art  week  by  making  donations  and  buying  fair-trade  products  is  going  towards  charities  like  action  aid  in  Africa.

Dympna  said  that  she  believes  that  art  week  had  been  a  success  and  that  the  children  have  learnt  a  lot  about  African  culture as well as art  in  general  saying:  “I  think  the  children  have  learnt  you  don’t  have  to  be  good  at  art  to  enjoy  it  and  there’s  more  to   art  than  just  painting  pictures”


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