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Gallery: School pupils learn more about traditional Zulu culture during visit from group of singers and dancers

PUBLISHED: 11:00 23 July 2014

Children at Beacon Hill Special School in Ipswich were treated to a performance by The Lions of Zululand.

Children at Beacon Hill Special School in Ipswich were treated to a performance by The Lions of Zululand.

Youngsters at an Ipswich school learnt more about traditional Zulu culture yesterday when a group of musicians and dancers from South Africa put on a performance yesterday.

As well as hosting a traditional dancing show during their visit to Beacon Hill Special School, in Stone Lodge Lane West, the Lions of Zululand also hosted dancing and art workshops during the day.

Pupils at the school also had the opportunity to learn more about the language and the culture of the Zulu group.

Lynne Stone, the head teacher’s PA, said: “They loved it, they’ve had a really lovely time. The kids have done dancing, singing, learnt about the culture and even bought some jewellery – they’ve had an amazing time.

“It has been a good day in general.

“They have enjoyed the whole experience of learning about a different culture.”

The event was funded by the Happy Days Children’s Charity, which provides holidays, trips and visits for young people with special needs.

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