Photos of Massai farmers visiting the Lantra stand at the
Royal Welsh Show 2003
farmers entertain the crowds at the Lantra stand with traditional
song and dance from their native Eastern Africa
News From Royal Welsh Show
Massai farmers entertain crowds at Lantra and develop their
A group of young African visitors from Massai farming families
performed a crowd-stopping routine of traditional song and dance
from their native Eastern Africa when they visited the Lantra
stand at the Royal Welsh Show.
Members of the group were fascinated by a demonstration on the
stand by Graham Butt of Llwynon Saddlery, Trecastle, Powys.
Graham was demonstrating the hand-stitching skills he uses to
create top quality saddles and other goods. The Massai visitors
compared Graham's stitching with that on their own belts and
costumes, before having a go at some stitching themselves.
key feature of the stand was a manual handling demonstration
by Lantra training providers, Martin Glen and Simon Singlehurst
to raise awareness of the importance of good manual handling
techniques and to encourage those who work in the sector to
undertake manual handling training. The mixed group of boys
and girls from the Samburu Massai watched with interest and
got involved in the "hands on" demonstrations. The
group left with a better understanding of the "dos and
don'ts" of manual handing, which it was hoped will be
beneficial to them when they return home.
Lantra, the Sector Skills Council for the Environmental and
Land-based Sector, is dedicated to developing the skills and
business development opportunities of those who work in land-based
industries. The sector covers 17 industries, from agriculture
and fencing through to the trees and timber and equine industry.