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World famous Maori tattoo artist blesses Suffolk school

PUBLISHED: 16:36 13 September 2019 | UPDATED: 16:36 13 September 2019

Headteacher Jane Stalham with Maori tattooist Te Rangitu Netana and pupils at Sproughton Primary School  Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Headteacher Jane Stalham with Maori tattooist Te Rangitu Netana and pupils at Sproughton Primary School Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Charlotte Bond

An internationally-acclaimed tribal tattooist was welcomed to a Suffolk school in a bid to embrace cultural diversity.

Headteacher of Sproughton primary school Jane Stalham and Te Rangitu Netana  Picture: CHARLOTTE BONDHeadteacher of Sproughton primary school Jane Stalham and Te Rangitu Netana Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Sproughton Primary School invited Maori tattooist Te Rangitu Netana to launch their new curriculum on culture as there is "no one better suited" to discuss its importance.

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As part of the celebrations, Mr Netana gave the school a traditional Maori blessing, known as "Karakia" to invoke spiritual guidance and protection.

Inspired by the lessons learned on their Wednesday morning, children at the school now plan to carry out a Haka ceremonial dance as a celebration of the day and to give respect to Mr Netana.

New Zealand-born Maori tattoo artist Te Rangitu Netana visited Sproughton Primary to give the school a traditional Maori blessing and speak about his culture  Picture: CHARLOTTE BONDNew Zealand-born Maori tattoo artist Te Rangitu Netana visited Sproughton Primary to give the school a traditional Maori blessing and speak about his culture Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Headteacher Jane Stalham said: "Culture can be a very complex word for children and the way in which Te Rangitu represents his culture, history and traditions is incredible.

"It was a truly emotional day that left children and parents filled with emotion and respect."

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