Black History Month workshops for secondary schools

 

Welcome to African Activities Black History Month workshops for schools. We bring a unique range of activities to your school all designed to challenge, inspire, educate and entertain.

Workshops are available for , secondary schools, colleges and universities. Short workshops and long term art residencies are available. Content is tailored to meet the needs and learning objectives of your students.

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We offer black history month workshops, celebrating and sharing the fantastic things about West African, and specifically Ghanaian, Senegalese, Gambian and Guinean culture.  In a time where student’s main introduction to Africa can be one of poverty and disease it is a joy to bring the music, dance, stories and culture that we are so proud of.

 

Of course we also offer a historical approach colonialism, the slave trade or our struggle for independence.  For example the commonality and difference between Boudicca and Yaa Asantewaa is a great talking point!

 

A single practitioner can visit and see 6 classes a day with one activity. Alternatively the African takeover enables us to bring a number of practitioners for an off timetable day. This will include all of the activities plus performance and the opportunity to explore the diversity and differences across West Africa. Here is what we have done for two years with Perins School.

 

African Drumming workshops we will bring a drum for every student with a maximum class size of 40 (up to 56 depending on practitioner available). Drum workshops may come with stories, movement and song depending on the needs of your students.

 

African dance movement uses professional dancers.  The lion dance from Senegal is a highly energetic and balletic tradition suitable for older children.  Dance from Ghana includes Adowa in which the movements tell a story which works very well with younger children.

 

Adinkra printing explores the symbols of the Ashanti people and students will stamp and print a cloth with the symbols that are representative of themselves.  These cloths can be joined to create a patchwork of unity to be installed in the school. The workshop is the only one to have an extra material cost at £10 per class.

 

Recycling workshops will turn milk bottles into birds, masks, elephants and more!  Each child/student will need to bring in a clean empty plastic milk bottle and old newspapers or magazines, with the school providing glue and paint.

 

We can be flexible to meet your requirements and have explored many learning objectives indulging fair trade, slavery and global warming.  You can mix and match types of workshops for no extra cost and sessions are from 30 minutes (Nursery/Reception) to approximately 1 hour (all other age groups) or, of course, we can take one class in depth for the whole day.

 

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Running a Workshop

 

Let us know your learning objectives and desired outcomes early and we can work together to plan the best outcome for your school.

 

We bring everything you might need - the only extras are:

 

For junk modelling we will ask students to select specific items.  For example to make masks they will need to bring a milk bottle and newspapers and magazines.

 

For Adinkra there is a materials charge of £10 per class.

 

How can we combine Workshops?

 

During the sessions, clothing and masks can be produced for performance, as can the instruments themselves!

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.  There is no additional charge for mixing and matching any of our workshops, but remember one practitioner can only be in one place at once!

Black History month
black history month workshops for secondary schools
Secondary school workshops

Black History Month For Schools

Black History month
black history month workshops for secondary schools
Black History month
black history month workshops for secondary schools
Secondary school workshops