THE Osiligi Warriors, an eight-strong group of Kenyan Maasai, visited Robert Gordon’s College Junior School on Tuesday 17th September as part of a UK tour. Pupils learnt about their culture, history and charitable work in their local community.
Pupil, Kapil Deshpande, said: “The Osiligi Warriors taught us so much about the Maasai way of life and Culture through music and dance. They can jump so high! It is wonderful that they come over to the UK on Tour to raise money for their villages back in Kenya.”
The Warriors performed a one hour show of tribal song and dance and their celebrated jumping, to all four classes of P7 pupils. They are currently touring the UK in an effort to raise funds for their charitable projects which include building a rural primary school to give an excellent education, sponsoring the education of children, providing clean water facilities, introducing solar lamps to replace harmful kerosene lamps, fumes and smoke and supporting groups so they can start their own small businesses.
Head of Junior School, Mrs Mollie, Mennie said: “Currently, the P7 year group are studying “Kenya” as their people, place and environment topic. This visit enhances the learning in the classroom providing an opportunity to experience and enjoy the diverse culture of the Maasai.”
Shelley Lee, Robert Gordon’s College, 01224 611239 firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes for editors:
- Robert Gordon’s College educates over 1600 children from the age of 4 – 18 on their campus on Schoolhill, Aberdeen.
- Further information on the Osiligi Warriors can be found here: http://www.osiligiwarriors.co.uk