Hundreds of children have celebrated the International Day of the African Child at an event hosted by St Anthony’s Primary School in Sydenham.
The participating children came from 15 primary schools in Leamington and Warwick, each of which has a partner linked school in Bo, Sierra Leone.
The links are made possible through charity One World Link (OWL) which has been promoting friendship and mutual learning between Bo District and Warwick district for over 35 years.
The school links are maintained through activities such as annual teacher exchanges, children sharing work and projects, pen friendships, school clubs, teacher and children’s friendships and teacher training delivered in Sierra Leone.
The Day of the African Child celebration saw children enjoying a joyous day of workshops to learn more about Africa and celebrate their links with schools in Sierra Leone.
After a grand parade round the field in which the children processed with flags and banners proclaiming their school links, the children participated in a number of workshops - singing, dancing, music, sports, art and African storytelling.
After a picnic lunch everyone gathered in the marquee for a Skype link with the Day of the African Child school celebrations in Bo.