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Southampton Solent University

Southampton Solent University spent the fourth year working with African Activities at their One World Fair in the University’s Conference Centre. The one world fair celebrates the cultural diversity of the city of Southampton. At Southampton Solent University...

Questions we are often asked by teachers interested in running Workshops in their school

How many children can take part in one day? This does vary depending on the practitioner available. A class of 30 can have a great time exploring the majority of the activities we have available. On the other hand Kwame with 60 drums is able to see 420 children in one...

Black History Month

Black History Month Kwame Bakoji-Hume Founder African Activities Well this is a thorny old issue! Both the summer and black history month constitute African Activities’ busiest times of year. We run secondary school workshops and primary school workshops all month. So...

African Activities for your workshops

Painting

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

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.

Recycling!

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

Disrupting Gender Sterotypes

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 poor motivation.

Topic based

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.

Adinkra

Explore a wide variety of cloths from Ghana. Learn about Adinkra symbols and the proverbs the represent and make your own cloth to take home or to form a large installation within school.

Kente

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

Trade Beads

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

Drumming!

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

Dance!

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

Storytelling/drama!

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

The details

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.

How Many Students?

This really depends on your students needs. We often work with small groups on activities, if you have space and would like more students to be able to enjoy a assembly we can work with many more students in your hall or larger room.

How Long is a Class?

We recommend classes of 60 minutes, though 40 is possible and ten may be plenty for some. We are very happy to work with your students on the day to ensure everyone gets as much form the experience as possible.

Can We Mix Activities?

Absolutely, depending on the practitioner available you may mix in as many activities as you have time for. We may reserve the right to change and adapt the activities to respond to your students.

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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Southampton, SO40 7GY

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023 8178 2720

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