On the evening of Friday 11 May, families from Auckland Park Preparatory School walked in together down an aisle of wonderful Zulu dolls made by girls from Grade 0 to 7 at Auckland Park Preparatory School. To celebrate African cultures, girls from Grade 5 to 7 performed with traditional dance, pantsula dance, songs, poems, drumming and playing mbiras and entertained families that attended. With a chilly wind blowing, everyone cosied up on picnic blankets and there was a hot fire to keep them warm while they enjoy the spectacular night.
Interesting African stories were told by our Zulu teacher, Mama Ndaba.
What an amazing night of fun and laughter that everyone had when drums, marimbas, mbiras and the piano was played by the performers.
As the performances came to an end, traditional, Halaal and vegetarian meals were served to families to enjoy. Everyone had fun, networking and resting under the sky, with children being children, running and playing safely on the field.
Thank you to our APPS families for creating a sense of togetherness and unity, from creating the dolls to preparing the field and sharing delicious meals.
Erin Simpson, Kate Ramsbotham – Grade 7
Francesca Genovese, Analia Ntombela and Cecilia Peterson – Grade 6
Tessa Collins, Gaby Zambelis, Megan Peters and Frances Randall – Grade 5