Wellingborough youngsters learn and perform Ghanaian dance on Skype

Children at Croyland Primary School dancing with children in Ghana via Skype
Children at Croyland Primary School dancing with children in Ghana via Skype

Youngsters from a school in Wellingborough learned and performed a Ghanaian dance during a Skype call with youngsters from their school’s partner school in Ghana.

Croyland Primary School in Croyland Road linked up with its partner school, South Ridge Model, via Skype on Monday, June 25.

As part of the school’s celebrations for World Sports Day, youngsters were taught the new Ghanaian dance craze, the Azonto, and took part in a joint performance with youngsters from South Ridge Model via Skype.

A spokesman for Croyland Primary School said: “The Azonto is an expressive dance that has a few set steps, including hip movements and knee bending, which embrace many every-day activities.”

The spokesman said learning and performing the dance via Skype was a “great chance” for the youngsters to enhance their relationship with their Ghanaian counterparts.