africa project in term 1 and 2
Year 3 and 4 have been learning all about Africa in Terms 1 and 2.
We made these masks once we found out all about how and why they are used in Africa. Sometimes, a mask is used for the initiation ritual from being a boy to becoming a man. When the boys take off their masks it is said that they are now men.
The designs on the masks are important too. Where you have a zig-zag line, this is meant to signify a relationship with the ancestors. All of the designs have a meaning which can also tell a story about the person who wears the mask.