Unlock Africa

Experience enriching mixed activities days for schools

Mixed Activity Days No Extra Cost

Discover the captivating world of Africa with African Activities’ Mixed Activity Days – immersive experiences designed to engage students in a variety of enriching activities and art forms. Our dynamic workshops, blending rhythm, movement, creativity, and culture, are the perfect choice for schools exploring Africa, globalism, fair trade, or celebrating Black History Month.

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.

What African Activities can we do?


An engaging and fun way to get everyone working in rhythm. Everyone gets a drum to play on.


High energy but easy to follow moves. A really fun way to get a full body workout!.


Learn about the world largest e-waste dump and turn milk bottles into useful objects, masks, elephants or birds.


Find out about the symbols and proverbs of the Akan people. Then either make your own symbol or use ours to print your Adinkra Cloth.

Storytelling/ drama!

Learn about Anasi the cheeky West African Spider. Question and answer sessions facilitate student led learning, bring Africa right into your classroom. 


Our highly accessible activities allow you to explore creativity whilst gaining a deeper understanding of African Culture.

Gender stereotypes

Did you know that there are Matrilineal societies in West Africa where property descends through the female line? Did you know there is a strong history of female warriors in West Africa and the Caribbean? A rediscovery through discussion and debate.

Poverty of aspiration

An inspirational workshop based on drama, story and the drum. Whilst poverty of circumstance is higher in Africa poverty of aspiration is relatively unheard of. An exploration of the fear of succeeding in Britain and issues surrounding a lack of motivation.


Black History Month specialists, we have covered many issues and are happy to work with you. Previous topics include: Slavery, the creation of ‘Africa’, racism, Black people in Britain, The Windrush, South African emancipation and much more.


Working with Kwame who was the artist in residence at Ghana’s Centre For National Culture. Learn his unique style and recreate paintings with your own twist.

Pottery schools

Explore African traditional pottery artefacts and then set about making your own. Learn a simple coil technique and then use Adinkra to decorate your pots.

Storytelling workshops

Learn about Anasi the cheeky West African Spider. Question and answer sessions facilitate student led learning, bring Africa right into your classroom. 


Explore a wide variety of cloths from Ghana. Learn about what they are used for and how they are made. Make your own cloth to take home or to form a large installation within school.


Explore a wide variety of cloths from West African including Kente one of the most famous and expensive. Looms mean there is a 15 student limit for this workshop.


Learn about the history of West Africa’s trade beads, explore some artefacts and make your own colourful beads from magazine and newspapers.

Why choose Us?

An Africa Day from the experts


Authentic variety – Students can delve into drumming, dance, recycling, Adinkra art, storytelling, drama, and more—all in a single day.


Designed to meet your learning objectives: Ideal for schools studying Africa, globalism, fair trade, and perfect for Black History Month celebrations.

Still not convinced? Here is another one:


We are a Black African led organisation.  All of our workshops are designed to encourage children to explore viewpoints and allow the reframing of naratives.

A mixed activity day how does it work?

body percussion

How do we timetable?

Our team will work with you to get the best outcome to reach your objectives.

A session can be from 7 separate classes a day or we can work intensively with one class.

team building events

How many students?

As standard we work with a class at a time, if you have space we are happy to work with 2 classes at a time (or up to 60 students) in your hall or larger room.

Maximum – 7 workshops or up to 420 students in a day. Story telling enables us to work with even larger groups.

How long is a class?

For all except storytelling we recommend classes of 60 minutes, though 40 is possible. Story telling can be done in ten minute sessions.

We are very happy to work on longer more in depth projects and instilations and plays, or simply by working with one class for a full day.

Can we mix activities?

Depending on the practitioner available you may mix in as many activities as you have time for. There is no additional charge for this so why not follow an arty morning with a musical afternoon?

What do you need?

Very Little! We will bring all of the materials with us for your workshop. The exception to this is recycling. We can bring materials but we feel the collection is a valuable part of the process for the children

How much is it?

Options run from £2 – £16 per student. Please fill out our quick quote form and we will get right back to you with a proposal.

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