Workshops for Early Years Foundation stage

Nursery Children and the Early Years Curriculum

African Activities is proud the have worked with a number of nurseries including Yellow Dot, Paint Pots and Hungerford Nursery School.  We felt you might like to know some of the activities used during Africa weeks in the nurseries. Many nurseries begin with a...

A day with Woodlands School

Rosewood is a school for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties and Kwame worked with our post 16 group. The drumming workshops led by Kwame are very popular at Woodlands School where pupils and staff enthusiastically join in with the drumming,...

So what does a day of drumming, dance, recycling and storytelling look like?

"The mask making was brilliant. The children loved it and are now looking at everyday objects in different ways. The drumming was awesome and gave the children a sense of achievement in a short amount of time. They haven't stopped talking about it. A brilliant...

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...

African Activities on CBeebies!

African Activities received a request from CBeebies to be filmed for their popular 'Let's go Club' series. We were delighted to share our Key stage 1 school workshops with them. We contacted a number of schools, all of whom were delighted to be filmed by CBeebies....

African Activities School workshops with Hurlingham Academy

A wonderful day being inspired by students at the Hurlingham Academy.                                      “This was an absolutely fantastic and worthwhile experience for our students. The performance at the end of the day made them feel incredibly proud and confident...

African Activities at Henley College

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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...

African Activities for your workshops

Art workshops for schools


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.


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 workshops for schools


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

art workshops


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.


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.

Bead making workshops for schools

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 workshops for schools


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

dance workshops


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

singing workshops


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

As seen on CBEEBIES!

The details

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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. We have also visited numerous nurseries in one day.

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How Many Students?

This really depends on your childrens needs. We often work with small groups on activities, if you have space and would like more children 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. 

drumming workshops for schools

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.

Bead making workshops for schools

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

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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.