Hackney college celebrates the 56th Independence Day of Ghana

Students at BSix Brooke College celebrate the 56th anniversary of Ghana Independence Day.

Students at BSix Brooke College celebrate the 56th anniversary of Ghana Independence Day. - Credit: Archant

BSix students dressed in traditional West African attire and took pride in sharing their culture at an event to celebrate the Independence Day of Ghana.

Students at BSix Brooke College celebrate the 56th anniversary of Ghana Independence Day.

Students at BSix Brooke College celebrate the 56th anniversary of Ghana Independence Day. - Credit: Archant

Students dressed in traditional West African attire and took pride in sharing their culture at an event to celebrate the Independence Day of Ghana.

Ghana was the first Black African country to gain its independence from British colonial rule in 1957.

Frititi African Dance and Drumming Company held a music workshop at the school in Kenninghall Road, Lower Clapton, and Ghanaian food was served as part of the school’s cultural events programme.

BSix student Diana Pomaah, 17, said: “It is such a great date today. We were the first country in Africa to achieve independence and that means a lot.”

This week BSix will be host St Patrick’s day celebrations with the Cross Harbour Irish traditional music group featuring Irish flute, bodhran, guitar and tin whistle.