July 16, 2008
Schoolchildren Get Taste of Sri Lankan Dance
YOUNG people from a County Durham school have been entertained by a troupe of Sri Lankan drummers and dancers.
They performed at Lumley Junior School, in Great Lumley, near Chester-le-Street, yesterday.
The dancers were schoolchildren from Kandy, in Sri Lanka, and were in the NorthEast to perform at the Billingham Festival from Saturday.
Headteacher James Birleson said: "It has gone really well.
"The children have been looking forward to this since we knew they were coming.
"They have been enthralled by the drums, which I can hear from my office, and the bright colourful costumes.
"It has really livened the place up."
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