Nigeria – Hawthorn

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Nigeria is an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, known for its natural landmarks and wildlife reserves where elephants, lions and hippos call home. One of Nigeria’s most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall monolith outside the capital of Abuja that’s pictured on the national currency. We have drawn this rock with a beautiful sunset in the background. Throughout our afternoon we have learnt many interesting facts about the food, culture, animals and leaders of Nigeria. We found out that Nigeria’s president is Muhammadu Buhari who leads the estimated173.6 million people who live there. We did some maths and compared this to the 64.1 million living in the UK… We couldn’t believe how few people lived in our country by comparison. Lots of children thought that Nigerians spoke French but the official language of Nigeria is English!

 

“Did you know that soccer is the most popular sport in Nigeria, as in much of Africa? Volleyball, wrestling and boxing are also very popular.” Lucia Ilesanmi.

“I couldn’t believe that Nigerians eat goat meat. Where I come from we do not eat goats but I enjoyed learning about the culture of another country.” Sidrah Akhtar.

“I would like to visit Zuma Rock because it looks very pretty and relaxing.” Richard Dzurko.