STUDENTS at Upton High School have been finding out more about Africa.
Year 8 students at the specialist humanities college enjoyed an African Roots week which started with an assembly with a Nigerian drummer.
They also heard speakers from the Merseyside Association of Ghanaians and enjoyed a presentation from Liverpool poet Levi Tafari followed by poetry and language workshops in the English department.
Helen Rowlands of Knowsley Safari park showed students African millipedes, snails and cockroaches in an Animals from Africa workshop where pupils got to learn more about the creatures’ habitat.
During the cross- curricular week students also visited the Slavery and World Museums in Liverpool to develop their cultural understanding through interactive sessions and exhibition trails.
The Fairtrade committee launched a tuck shop to give students the opportunity to build on the success of their Go Bananas event in March.
The week ended with a visit from African soprano Margaret Ferguson and textile workshops with Miso’shi.