Children sing the 12 days of Christmas - African style!





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Uploaded on Nov 26, 2011

Please help the children of Ganet's Adventure School in Malawi spread Christmas cheer around the world by sharing this, their Christmas video. We reckon it would get Scrooge himself into the Christmas spirit!

The kids practised for a week, having to learn the song from scratch. The teachers worked hard with a volunteer from the US to adapt the carol, develop actions, teach it to the children and record the performance. Thanks go to Jean Ni for filming the dance.

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Ganet's Adventure School, Malawi

The school was founded by its Malawian director, Gertrude Banda, in a village in northern Malawi, and teaches primary and nursery age children. It receives no government funding, and relies on support from around the world to keep it running.

Keep up to date with school news at www.facebook.com/ganetsadventureschool

Now it's your turn!

Here are the lyrics for the song. Why not learn them and have a go yourself? We'd love to see videos of other schools and choirs performing our song!

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

Twelve farmers ploughing
Eleven boats a-fishing
Ten hyenas howling
Nine goats a-crying
Eight roosters calling
Seven pigs a-squealing
Six children dancing
Five beating drums
Four butterfish (the beautiful Lake Malawi is only a few miles from the school)
Three nsima pots (nsima is a traditional Malawian food made from maize)
Two cassava plants
And a giant baobab tree (baobab trees are common in Malawi, and are a famous symbol of Africa)

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Find out more about the school and how you can get involved: www.ganetsadventureschool.org

Thanks to FremantleMedia Enterprises for supporting the video and donating to Ganet's Adventure School Fund.

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