Awesome Africa Day!

People at Africa Day event

Story by Zara Suleiman | Photos by Mushtaq Ahmed

On the 24th of August 2019 we had an African themed day in Pitsmoor Adventure Playground. It was an amazing experience for the people who came to the adventure playground and those who attended got to experience African culture.

This was a celebration of our differences in culture but also our similarities which brought us together on the day and there was a real sense of community and you could really feel the diversity of cultures.

We had an African themed table with different flags, drums, decoration, traditional food, music and fun. Some of the people were dancing along to the beats of African drums and were enjoying the food. Some people wore traditional African dresses. There was also a craft table and some children were making African masks.

Aspiring journalist Hajrah asked Zahra, looking lovely in her traditional Somali clothes,

“What was your best thing about the adventure playground today?”

Zahra replied,

“I like to coming to the adventure playground because I like to see people have fun and have a good time.”


“What’s the best thing you enjoyed about African day?”

Zahra, holding her drum, replied

“The food, the dresses and the drums.”

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