Welcome to African Activities workshops for schools and education. African Activities is a group of Griots, Master Drummers, Master Dancers and artists in residence from West Africa. We bring the world to your class, with authentic and rich experiences. Since 2005 our established  group of Artists has delivering School Workshops including drum, 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 are education experts 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 school workshops aim to introduce positive views of Africa and challenge stereotypes. Activities are unifying, adapting to the differing abilities of those within the group.

African drum workshops for schools

Secondary School Workshops

 

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African dance school workshops

workshops for Colleges

 

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African art school workshops for schools

Primary School Workshops

 

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African storytelling school workshops for schools

Workshops for Universities

 

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How can we combine workshops?

 

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.

 

Planning an Africa Day or an Arts Week?
 
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. 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, sustainability and the movement of music and stories through the African Diaspora following the slave trade.

 

Why choose us?
 
  • We teach all ages and abilities
  • Instruments for groups up to 100
  • 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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If you are quoted for an equivalent workshop at a cheaper price, let us know, we will match it.

 

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Working with 16 African practitioners across the UK, we can provide for a diverse range of school needs.  In our multidisciplinary, teachers in a small school can have the opportunity for students to experience six different school workshops in one day, at no extra cost. For larger schools our expert practitioners bring the opportunity to run events on a carousel - taking the whole school off time table for the day. In addition, during assembly, break times and lunch breaks the practitioners can come together to perform - offering the students to witness some of the best African drumming and performance available in the UK.

 

Our African drummers for schools provide authentic experiences that truly bring the world into your classroom.  As Africans it is important to us to provide an authentic experience that avoids stereotypes.  We celebrate and share West Africa, specifically Ghanaian, Senegalese, Gambian and Guinean cultures. In a time where a students main introduction to Africa can be one of poverty and disease, it is a joy to bring the music, dances, stories and culture that we are so proud of.

 

African dance school workshops
African art school workshops for schools
African storytelling school workshops for schools
African drum workshops for schools
African dance school workshops
African art school workshops for schools
African storytelling school workshops for 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 dance school workshops
African art school workshops for schools
African storytelling school workshops for schools