The Mighty Zulu Nation
We were lucky enough to experience The Mighty Zulu Nation, who brought a part of Africa into Bramley. We learnt about the Zulu traditions, attire, language, music and dance.
This was part of our global learning curriculum and provided children with the opportunity to:
- Critically examine their own values and attitudes
- Appreciate the similarities between peoples everywhere, and learn to value diversity
- Understand the global context of their local lives
” The Zulu Nation was the best thing I’ve ever seen. How do they create that music from just a drum? I really enjoyed it” (Charlie, year 6)
“We enjoyed the Zulu nation performance – they were inspiring and sometimes we were on the edge of our seat waiting to see what they would do next.” (Erin and Megan, year 5)
“I really enjoyed the dancing because it was something I had never seen before.” (Emily, year 5)
The Zulu Nation Performance to the whole school
The Mighty Zulu Nation Workshops
The Mighty Zulu Nation worked with different year groups throughout the remainder of the day.
They worked with year 6 on traditional African dance.
They worked with some of the cast of Lion King on djembe drumming.
Year 5 had a musical experience.
Year 3 children kindly finished the visit from The Mighty Zulu Nation with thank you letters to show their appreciation for such a fun and global experience.
One letter read:
Dear Zulu Nation,
I am writing to thank you for the epic show and drumming. The first half was amazing and the second half was so funny. My favourite parts of your performance were the flips, the drumming and the dancing. Have you been to other countries to perform?
I am sure the experience ‘Mighty Zulu Nation’ created will not be forgotten in a hurry by both children and adults.