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It’s a song and dance for local school children!

Posted on 3 July 2015  - 10:15

Children at a school in Walthamstow were given a musical treat with a Spurs twist thanks to the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation this week.

Watoto Children’s Choir, a sensation from Uganda, are on a tour of Europe and stopped by at Emmanuel Community School, where the Foundation delivers a school sports programme.

The choir has travelled internationally since 1994 – including performing at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant in May, 2012 – as advocates for the estimated 50 million children in Africa orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war, poverty and disease.

Accompanied by a team of adults, the choir presents the Watoto charity’s vision and mission through their stories, music and dance, acting as ambassadors to raise awareness about the plight of the orphaned and vulnerable children of Africa.

And for their special performance at Emmanuel, each member of the choir was given their very own Spurs shirt courtesy of Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.

Peter Lewis, Headteacher, Emmanuel Community School, said: "The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation has provided high quality coaching for all of our pupils as part of their work in our community. Children have really enjoyed the fun, focused and purposeful activities.

“We have been so impressed that we have decided to accommodate additional sessions with the Foundation and we are looking forward to developing our relationship with their staff.

“The icing on the cake, this term, was when Tottenham Hotspur Foundation donated full replica Spurs kits to the Watoto children’s choir, visiting our school from Uganda. Our visitors wore the shirts with pride!"

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation has delivered a Premier League funded School Sport programme to students at Emmanuel across Early Years and Key Stage 1 throughout the summer term, providing a Development Coach to work with each class for one hour a week.

Students have been able to develop a range of fundamental football skills and applied them to challenging activities as well as small sided games.