It was priceless to the see the faces on the students when they witnessed me wearing what was a costume from the musical ‘The Lion King’. I admit it was over the top but my aim was to enthuse the students and ultimately show my full support for Africa Day. I was pleased to see that there were many students who dressed up for the occasion and it was also great to see many school community members present at our special school assembly. Thanks to the Junior School Council Representatives, the assembly ran smoothly and it looked great. A special thank you goes to Margi Brett for contributing many authentic African items on the day. I was also very impressed to see all students engaged and listening. Although we all had a fantastic time and enjoyed the day’s celebrations, our ultimate goal was to raise funds for children in Kampala who are less fortunate than us and to instil compassion and awareness. I have thoroughly enjoyed this experience and am proud to have seen the students of Essendon North Primary School fully engaged in Africa Day.