Youngsters in Wrexham picking up the Brazilian beat

Published date: 20 January 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A WREXHAM village primary school was turned into a tropical rainforest as children danced and sang to the samba beat.

Year three and four pupils at Park Community Primary School, Llay, were treated to a taste of Brazil in preparation for their new term subject of the rainforest and its ecosystem.

About 90 children took part in a range of activities at the primary school, including samba dancing with dance teacher Danny Henry.

The pupils were encouraged to come in wearing bright clothing and made exotic fruit kebabs, rainforest comic strips and learned the words to Brazilian folk songs, which they performed during the afternoon.

Headteacher Amanda Williams said it was a “fantastic day” for all the children involved.

“It’s been great, a real flavour of South America in Llay”, she said.

“The kids have loved every minute of it and it is a fantastic day for them, and offers them a break from their usual routine.

“The children will be studying the rainforest from next week and it brings the topic to life for them.

“We want this day to put the rainforest in context for them by taking them out of their normal experiences.”

The 90 lower junior pupils taking part help make up a total of 350 children at the school.

Mrs Williams, who has been headteacher there for the past six years, expressed her thanks to her staff for making the day possible.

She added: “We’re indebted to the hard work and commitment of the staff for making an event like this take place and I am really grateful for all their efforts.

“It is a great experience for the school and something we’d try to do in the future.”

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