West Lothian College welcomes the Singing Children of Africa

The singing children of Africa from the Joluarabi School in Kenya recently visited West Lothian College while on their UK wide tour. 

Following performances across the UK the children enjoyed a fun filled visit to West Lothian College campus. The choir were welcomed by staff and pupils from the Sport & Fitness department. 

The Singing Children of Africa group which is made up of 24 pupils aged between nine and fourteen years of age are currently touring the UK to raise money for Educate the Kids. The charity supports children who otherwise would have no hope of attending school and gaining an education. 

The children enjoyed a fun filled day full of activities taking part in a campus tour, tailored gym sessions, rugby, an exercise to music class and football coaching. 

The choir were then invited to join chefs Alex and Paul in hospitality whom, along with their classes took the group under their tutelage and cooked up a storm creating some fantastic dishes for all to share over lunch time. 

The day culminated in a fantastic performance by the choir in front of 300 enthralled West Lothian College students from across the various centres. The group performed a range of traditional African and contemporary songs and dances. 

Claire Glen, Head of Sport & Fitness and Childhood Practice “As a Department we would like to thank everyone involved for making this day a success, for those who came along to the finale and of course to the Singing Children of Africa for allowing us to host such enthusiastic and talented individuals.                               

“We hope the children enjoyed their time at the college and got a taste for what life as a Scottish student is like. We very much look forward to seeing you all again next year.”

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