CHILDREN at two affiliated North Yorkshire primary schools have been learning about art from around the world.

Trinity Academy Eppleby Forcett and Middleton Tyas Primary School students recently enjoyed an African art week in school. The school is linked with Kenokwe Primary school in Tanzania.

The children enjoyed researching and making African masks, clay pots and colouring fabric panels using felt tip pens to create their own 'kente' cloth.

The schools were also visited by author and illustrator Liz Million, who led a series of workshops with the children, demonstrating how to draw a range of cartoon style African animals with some amazing facial expressions.

Executive headteacher Kate Williamson said "The children were rather shocked to learn about the class sizes and poor conditions in Kenokwe Primary school, where there are more than 100 children per class with dirt floors and no proper desks, but like our own pupils, they love to learn and are eager to attend school.

"It was also a wonderful learning opportunity to have someone like Liz Million in school.

"All the children were thoroughly engaged and motivated by the new drawing techniques, resulting in some amazing creations which we then showcased in an art exhibition for parents."