‘We found the Wassa Wassa programme to be a most enjoyable experience for the children of our school. All children really enjoyed learning how to play and perform on the African drums. The presentation given by Niall Delahan depicted the heritage and culture of a completely different way of life and highlighted that Africa is not to be pitied as we traditionally believed but to be celebrated for its cultural diversity. In the words of the students involved ‘it was epic’ and ‘we all thought Africa was just poverty but it’s not’. It was a fantastic eye opening experience for both classes and teachers.’
-Marie Timmons, Assistant Principal, Caragh National School, Co. Kildare.
‘We found Wassa Wassa very professional and reliable. They were flexible and accommodating. Feedback from the schools’ pupils, teachers and principals was excellent. The children thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and had a great experience not only of African drumming but also of African culture’
-Niamh Fitzpatrick, Projects Co-ordinator, Axis, Ballymun, Dublin.
“Wassa Wassa” have been coming to our school for the past four years. The children await their annual visit with great expectation. The workshops are interactive and exciting. They are modified for each age group.
‘Wassa Wassa have been coming to our school to facilitate a Drumming and Cultural Workshop with our Transition Year groups for the last number of years. Each and every year, the students rave about it. The day is quite unique and is an important component in our TY Programme, which we try to keep as varied and broad as possible. It captures the attention and imagination of all of our students, appealing to a wide variety of students’ interests and abilities. Parents and students alike have always given extremely positive feedback about the workshop, and indeed, in our end-of-year evaluations it is often cited by both groups as one of the highlights of the year. Wassa Wassa are absolutely professional, and so friendly to deal with, which makes the Drumming and Culture Workshop one of the easiest Significant Learning Days that we organise each year.’