Children at a village primary school will be raising awareness about African culture and trade at its school and church fete tomorrow (Saturday).
The event is being held at Bishop Loveday CoE Primary School in White Post Road, Bodicote, and is the first time pupils at the school have undertaken an enterprise project to showcase details about the vast continent.
It will take place from noon until 3pm, and will raise money for both the school and the village’s St John’s Church.
Part of the total amount raised for the school will be donated to The Helderberg Sports Academy Charity and Emyezweni School in South Africa.
Jane Rigby, headteacher, said: “There will lots of things to do on the day, including the usual stuff such as face painting and plant stalls, but the children will be displaying their artwork, bracelets and bookmarks they have created to promote Africa.
“It is all about creating cultural links as well, because many parts of Africa are thriving and very wealthy.
“The children have really enjoyed doing this enterprise project, walking into a classroom this morning you can see they are really engaged.
“But is also important for the children to understand the business part of this project, thinking about the skills they need such as working together as a team, having confidence and using marketing skills on how they can make a profit.”
Entry is 50p adults, children get in free.