Recycling workshops for Primary Schools

Welcome to African Activities Recycling and Junk Modelling workshops for primary schools.  Learn about environmental issues and other cultures in a thought-provoking and practical way.

Primary School recycling workshops are tailored to meet the needs and learning objectives of your students. Aimed specifically at the early years curriculum and key stage 1 and key stage 2. Your limit will be the rubbish you have available as we explore 'rubbish' and its potential to transform; for example, a bag into kites and balls.  Students will then explore the 'rubbish' available to seek alternative uses for it. If you wish during the session, we can explore life on the world's largest e-waste dump at Agblobleshie in Ghana.

What Options Are Available?

 

Recycled toys/objects

Birds, elephants and cars made from milk bottles.  Papier-mâché can be used if time allows; a great project for an arts week.

 

Recycled instruments

From Goji guitars to shakers, these instruments are simple to make.  Add in a couple of drums and your school or community can have their own Junk Percussion band!  This can be combined with an African drum workshop or an African dance workshop.

 

Recycle your lunch

Drinks cartons can become birds and crisp packets beads. Making primary school children think about their lunch and the alternative uses for rubbish.

 

Mask Making

Using a milk bottle children in this primary school workshop will embellish their mask with Papier-mâché - real life masks will be used as inspiration and the class can explore how masks are used amongst the Dogon and Gonga peoples.

Sample Timetable with one class

 

 

1 Practitioner

09.00-09.20    Assembly

09.30-10.30     Mask making

10.30-11.30      Mask making

11.30-12.30      Milk bottle birds

12.30-13.00     Lunch

13.00- 14.00    Goji Guitar making

14.00- 15.00    Mask painting

Primary schools junk modeling workshops key stage 2
Primary schools recycling workshops key stage 3
African activities recycling workshops
recycling for primary schools with African Activities key stage 1

 

How Can We Combine Workshops?

 

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.

 

Students working towards a final performance can collectively display the dance, drumming rhythms and clothing made if wished.

Sample Timetable with a school

(an hour per class)

 

 

1 Practitioner

09.00-09.15    Assembly

09.30-10.30   Art Session

10.30-11.30    Art Session

11.30 -12.30   Art Session

12.30-13.00    Lunch

13.00- 14.00   Art Session

14.00- 15.00   Art Session

What Can We Expect?

 

  • A truly authentic, uplifting, cultural experience
  • A CRB/DBS checked, insured and talented cultural ambassador from one of the most experienced teams in the UK
  • A responsive and tailored experience that can be adapted to meet your needs
  • The potential for EVERYONE to participate
  • Historical and cultural context, especially relating to the masks
  • A fun and engaging experience

 

Timetabling a Workshop

 

Please remember we will need time to clean up and prepare during class handover.  We use hourly sessions to provide inspiration for a class to start a project, allowing 5 art based sessions with 40 students in each session throughout the day.

 

Or one class or year group could explore drum, song, dance and art all in one day!

Kwame was the artist in residence in Ghana's National Centre for culture  from 1995 until 2000. He continues to exhibit and has work in international public and private collections.

We now have a team of African Arts specialists able to engage your students. Our CRB/DBS checked, insured and expert practitioners make up the most experienced teams of facilitators in the UK!

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Price Match Guarantee

 

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

 

African activities recycling workshops

Timetabling a Workshop

 

Please remember we will need time to clean up and prepare during class handover.  We use hourly sessions to provide inspiration for a class to strat a project, allowing 5 art based sessions with 40 students in each session throughout the day.

 

Or one class or year group could explore drum, song, dance and art all in one day!

 

How Can We Combine Workshops?

 

Drumming workshops can utilize 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.

 

Students working towards a final performance can collectively display the dance, drumming rhythms and clothing made if wished.

African activities recycling workshops

mayville high school

The workshops were full of joy and saw pupils and teachers drumming in harmony

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African activities recycling workshops