Churchill Academy welcome Zakhele

PUBLISHED: 18:00 25 June 2015

Churchill Academy students taking part in the Zakhele Choir dance workshop.

Churchill Academy students taking part in the Zakhele Choir dance workshop.

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Churchill Academy students were visited by a South African performance group last week.

Zakhele, a group of 12 performers, use music and drama to educate children and young people about HIV/AIDS and other issues affecting Africa.

Their hometown of Nkomazi has an HIV infection rate of almost 48 per cent, as well as high levels of unemployment and illiteracy.

Headteacher Dr Barry Wratten, said: “This is Zakhele’s third visit to Churchill and they have wowed a new generation of students with their central messages of prevention and personal integrity.”

Zakhele will perform at Bristol’s Colston Hall on June 27, alongside Churchill pupils and others from the 14 schools they have visited in Bristol and North Somerset in the past six weeks.

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