Primary school workshops

Our primary school workshops are pitched to meet your learning objectives.

African Art Workshops for Primary Schools

A wide range of options from our professional African artists. Choose one of our tried and tested workshops or we are happy to work with you on a bespoke piece.

African Music Workshops for Primary Schools

A wide range of options including drum, song. shakers, bells, xylophones and much more. Learn about the musics historical and cultural context.

Things we can do for you

What can we offer your school?

Primary School Workshops can focus on; Drumming, Dance, Textiles, Recycling, Art, Song, Storytelling, libation ceremony, fire eating, acrobatics, circus tricks, contortionists, graffiti artists, Kora, Bands, pop up restaurants, stall food and much much more!


As a Community Interest Company we are a non profit making body dedicated to the African arts in the UK. As such we work with the very best African artists available. A team of dedicated passionate professionals ready to make sure your event meets your needs.

Which Primary Schools do we work for?

We have practitioners across the UK and have numerous testimonials; from hundreds of schools. A huge range of schools from small to huge that include some of the most exclusive and under privileged schools in the UK.


Our dedicated back office staff provide fast quotes for your Primary School Workshops.  We work with you providing timetable support to ensure that you get the best from your day.

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 day!"...

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...

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 - a brilliant day facilitated...

African Activities at Henley College

This is the excerpt for your very first post.

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...

How our primary school workshops work

How do we timetable for schools?

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 Primary Students can we accomodate?

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 with one art activity.

How Long is a Primary School Workshop Class?

We recommend classes of 60 minutes, though 40 is possible.

We are very happy to work on longer more in depth projects and instillations, as an artist in residence, or simply by working with one class for a full day.

Can We Mix Activities In a Primary School?

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 50p – £16 per student. Please fill out our quick quote form and we will get right back to you with a proposal.