Watoto Choir

6th February 2019

On Wednesday 6th February, Henlow Church of England Academy were privileged to have a children's choir from Uganda with them for the day.  The choir is made up of orphans and vulnerable children, and the current choir is touring Europe until June. Watoto Children’s Choirs have travelled extensively since 1994, sharing a message of hope for Africa’s orphans and widows and raising funds to support their work through donations, sponsorship and sales. This is the third year that the choir has visited the school.
During the morning, children from the choir had a tour of the school, joined in some lessons and played with Henlow pupils at break times.  In the afternoon they gave a short concert to pupils, and then performed a longer free concert to members of the wider community in the evening.  Hannah Beard, 10, said, "I really enjoyed all their dance moves and songs and, when I went home, I insisted to my mum that we had to come back for the evening concert!" 
Staff and pupils at Henlow Academy look forward to welcoming the choir back on their next tour.