Goldie visits Hemel Hempstead School

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MUSIC DJ and reality television star Goldie inspired schoolchildren to strive for their dreams when he went back to the classroom.

The famous Bovingdon resident visited Hemel Hempstead School as part of a week dedicated to black history.

Jackie Ramnarine, a diversity co-ordinator at the school who organises the event, said: “He was very down to earth with the kids and spoke about education, career and how art and music plays an important part in his life.”

Teenagers also tried their hand at African drumming with Ajao from Ashadrums, learnt about black inventors and heard poetry from performer Adisa during the week.

It is the fifth year running that the school in Heath Lane has hosted the event to mark Black History Month. Mrs Ramnarine said: “It is very important to mark the week because it notes black achievers and those who have done something within our country and community.”

For more pictures from the themed week pick up a copy of this week’s Gazette.

>On Thursday the school will host a multicultural evening.

Guests will be able to enjoy performances, taste foods from around the world and join in workshops from 6.45pm to 9.30pm.

The free event celebrates cultural diversity and community cohesion in Dacorum.