PUPILS at West Kilbride Primary have won praise for their work on a project learning about the Maasai community in Africa.

Youngsters at the school have taken on a charity challenge around the village to help raise money for a school in Tanzania.

A display on the lives of the Maasai has gone on show at the Barony Centre in the village, including photos and traditional clothes worn by the community.

The exhibition had a special visitor in the form of North Ayrshire and Arran MP, Patricia Gibson.

She said: “The Maasai have lived in areas of Tanzania and Kenya for hundreds of years and graze their precious cattle in both countries even today.

“Originating from ancient lands and simpler times the Maasai can trace themselves back hundreds of years.

“We have all been reminded, in the wake of the pandemic, how important our connections are and our need to have a strong sense of place, foundation and rooting.

“The Maasai can teach us much about such things and children at West Kilbride Primary have been learning and sharing such important ideas with Maasai children who know this all too well.

“I enjoyed looking at the photographs of the children learning about the Maasai culture, exchanging ideas and even the traditional Maasai dress.”

Head along to The Barony Centre during opening hours to view the exhibition.