Pupils at a Primary school in Britain thrilled to Maasai warriors from Kenya

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A group of Maasai warriors entertained pupils at a Northampton primary school during a special assembly this week.

Pupils were treated to traditional dance and music performances by the Osiligi troupe, who originate from Southern Kenya, and even had the opportunity to try the world-famous Maasai jumping.

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The visit coincided with the troupe’s annual tour of the UK which aims to raise awareness of the Maasai tribe and their culture. Members of the troupe spoke to the students about their day-to-day life in a Maasai community and what it means to be a Maasai warrior.

Kay Gerrett, Headteacher at Cedar Road Primary School, said: “This has been a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to experience the customs and traditions of a different culture.

 “We are very fortunate to have had this opportunity to welcome our friends from the Maasai tribe and share with them some of the customs of our own community. We are thankful to our Friends of Cedar Road association for supporting the day.”

Saffron Smith, a Year 6 pupil, said: “I loved watching the Maasai dancers. The dances were full of surprises and it was really fun.”