Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Maasai Warriors.

We were so, so fortunate today to welcome The Maasai Warriors to Kelsale School.

The performance began with a welcoming prayer from the lead warrior, Richard.  The children and staff were transfixed from the beginning.
The troop then continued with a series of dances, chants, farming whistles, songs and audience participation by a number of children and adults

The highlight of the performance had to be a jumping competition, used to demonstrate power and rank within the tribe.  The warriors pitted themselves against some children and Mrs Walker and Mrs Taylor. Needless to say, the Maasai Warriors came out on top.

The troop then spent some time in each of the classrooms with the children answering questions and discussing their work.  Four members of the troop ended up in Class 5 trying to locate the exact position of their homes in Kenya using Google maps!

The troop then shared lunch with KS1.

This was an absolutely fantastic experience for all children and staff.  The Warriors were both skilled and talented, but also kind and informative.  We all had a fabulous time and thank Mrs Taylor for inviting them to come into school.
A huge thank you to the Maasai Warriors for sharing their time and talents with us.  
(Hopefully, I will be adding a video soon...watch this space!)

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