Students from Hartman House Primary School, who have returned from a weeklong cultural exchange programme in Ghana, say the visit gave them a chance to learn about other cultures in Africa and from abroad.
The 39 Grade 7 pupils spent a week in Accra, Ghana on a cultural exchange programme involving 6 other schools, 3 from the United Kingdom and 3 from the host nation.
Some of the students said the exchange programme gave them a chance to understand other cultures and to appreciate the importance of preserving oneâ€™s own culture.
â€œIt was an eye opening experience, there is a lot that we learnt about the importance of preserving oneâ€™s culture,â€ said one pupil.
A teacher who led the delegation to the West African nation, Mr Stuart Meda said the pupils had a chance to take part in lessons in Asante Twi, one of the local languages of Ghana, and participated in the traditional Apatampa dance before visiting some heritage sites.
â€œThe pupilsâ€™ presentation of poetry and traditional dance were wonderful. The other schools were impressed by the â€˜Mchongoyo dance,â€™ which we performed everywhere we went,â€ said Mr Meda.
The cultural exchange programme was an initiative of parents whose children learn at Hartman House and was held in collaboration with the Jesuits Schools of Accra.