Teachers' song and dance for Africa

A chance to see their teachers make a song and dance of it is on offer at one Norfolk school on Friday .

A chance to see their teachers make a song and dance of it is on offer at one Norfolk school on Friday.

The Lion King extravaganza is the culmination of a week of events partly aimed at raising money at Sprowston High School, near Norwich, for the EDP's Dying of Thirst Appeal.

It has been organised by sixth formers who were inspired by teacher Laura Bilston who is planning to head to a remote area of Tanzania in August and volunteer to teach English as a foreign language to the students.

"I read the articles in the EDP and knew I had to go," said Miss Bilston, 23.

"I didn't have a gap year. I went straight from school to UEA and did a linguistics degree then went into teaching. I went out to Ghana through a link with a family friend and really enjoyed it. I think there is something special about Africa."

The EDP appeal earlier this year raised more than £65,000 for children in the remote Kiteto area of the country, living through one of the worst droughts in living memory.

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Money from the charity week will be used to buy computers for the school in Kibaya.

Students have also been incorporating African themes into lessons including maths where they have been learning what percentage of the price a coffee bean grower gets.

They also hope to create lasting links with the school in Kibaya.

If anyone has any computers in good condition they would like to donate,

e-mail Bishop John Hayden

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