A select group of students at Worden Academy, Leyland, comprising of History and BTEC dance groups were given a rare opportunity to experience and meet Native Americans.
The event was organised and supported by the Leyland Group’s Community Involvement programme. The visiting Oklahoma Indian Degree Team spent two hours at Worden Academy, Leyland, where they entertained a group of students with their native dancing. The American group from Oklahoma have been touring around the country demonstrating the different aspects of the Ancient Culture and the students sat enthralled as the Indians danced their way around the gymnasium. The group of 15 performed ancient dances, showed the different things they wore and explained the significance of the various features.
As a finale teachers and students were invited to join in a quite complex routine and it was difficult to determine whether the adults or students were enjoying it most. Pupils clearly enjoyed this extremely rare opportunity and it was a privilege to meet these extraordinary men.
On the same day, the group’s community team presented the Worden Academy’ football team with a new football strip. It is a striking purple colour with black shorts and black socks. Emblazoned across the front of the shirt is the new kit sponsor, Wellington Park.
Stewart Seddon, Leyland Group Chairman, said that this had been a wonderful day and it was indeed a great pleasure for the Leyland group of Freemasons to be able to help out in the community. Worden Academy will remember this day for long time.