Students from a grade two class at Queen Elizabeth School here in Ottawa came to the Baobab studio last Friday for a full day field trip. We drummed in the morning, had a lunch break outside and then made beautiful Adinkra art in the afternoon. Teacher Nadine Powers is committed to enriching her students’ learning through music, dance and visual art so this seemed like a great fit.
The class of 17 drummed and danced Kpanlogo music in the morning with myself, and then made an amazing group Adinkra painting, as well as their own to take home. The afternoon was led by Maureen Clarke, who has been doing a lot of teaching for Baobab Community lately. The kids all studied and learned about the famous Adinkra symbols of Ghana which often symbolize proverbs or character traits. The class as a whole chose the symbol Unity for their class piece. Check them out!