Welcome to African Activities workshops for primary schools, infant schools and junior schools. African Activities has been running workshops with early years and key stage 1 and 2 since 2005. We are an established group of Artists delivering drumming workshops, dance workshops and art workshops across the UK. We are not an agency, workshops are delivered by us - experienced facilitators with CRB/DBS checks and £10m Public Liability Insurance.

  • We arrive in national dress (just what we wear not a costume!) and talk about our lives and take questions as we teach the workshops.
  • All our primary school workshops aim to introduce positive views of Africa and challenge stereotypes.
  • Activities are unifying, adapting to the differing abilities while being targeted at the early years, key stage 1 and key stage 2 curricula.
  • Depending on the practitioner available, it is possible to mix and match workshops at no extra cost - you may wish to combine song, dance and drumming in one day and this is all possible - you can even have art in the morning!

Video Case Study

 

Chase Farm Primary.  Adinkra art in the morning followed by drumming, dance and singing with two year 2 classes.

 

African drum workshops for schools

DRUMMING

 

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Primary school dance workshops

DANCE

 

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Art workshops for primary schools

ARTS & CRAFTS

 

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Story telling workshops for primary schools

STORYTELLING

 

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Small infants, juniors and primary Schools, or single classes

 

Many of our practitioners are multidisciplinary.  This means that in one day a small school could experience art and music based activities with story telling running throughout.  One class could have drum, dance, song, Adinkra, recycling and storytelling all in one day.  Perfect for an art day or maybe for Black History Month.

 

In all the standard drumming workshops song, movement and storytelling may be used depending on the needs of your class.

Drumming workshops can utilise props and outfits made during textile or our art and craft sessions.

Storytelling and song can be used as part of the sessions to engage students and to ensure they leave the session with an even deeper understanding of Ghanaian culture.

 

Time Tabling a large school for Africa day or arts week...

drumming workshop set up for primary schools
 
We can help you plan your activities - if you would like us to run all the events, we can. Equally we can provide ideas for activities you may wish to carry out yourselves.
We provide highly skilled professional artists who are dancers, drummers, singers, visuals artists, storytellers and fabric printers. With a number of practitioners visiting your school you can also hold assemblies and school performances to really start the day with a bang!
 If you have a theme you would like to explore through the arts we would love to work with you.  We have explored fair trade, SMSC including British Values, sustainability and the movement of music and stories through the African Diaspora following the slave trade.

 

Price Match Guarantee

 

If you are quoted for an equivalent workshop at a cheaper price, let us know, we will match it.

 

Why Choose Us?
 
  • Dedicated material for early years and Key stage 1 and key stage 2
  • Instruments for groups up to 100 (30 instruments per standard booking)
  • Full timetable and outline provided - no nasty surprises on the day
  • Dedicated back office support to make your booking easy
  • All staff enhanced CRB / DBS checked
  • All staff tax registered UK Nationals
  • Public Liability Insurance £10 million
  • Adaptive equipment for disabled groups
  • Fully inclusive lessons
  • We are NOT an agency!
  • Clear costs and fees

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Art workshops for primary schools
Story telling workshops for primary schools
African drum workshops for schools
Primary school dance workshops
Art workshops for primary schools
Story telling workshops for primary schools

Welcome to African Activities workshops for schools. African Activities is an established group of Artists delivering drumming workshops and art workshops across the UK. We are not an agency, workshops are delivered by us - experienced facilitators with CRB/DBS checks and £10m Public Liability Insurance.

African drum workshops for schools
Primary school dance workshops
Art workshops for primary schools
Story telling workshops for primary schools