We hope we are changing the way people think about Africa, one class at a time!
We train and work closely with all of our practitioners who are all experienced, professional and gifted African artists.
We are passionately committed to bringing an extraordinary experience to your classroom. Please see FAQs below.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Having been working in schools since the year 2000 we have been asked numerous wierd and wonderful questions, lucily the children still continue to surprise us.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questiosn by organisers. If there is something you are wondering about please do feel free to give Lotte and Janet a call anaytime and they would be delighted to help you.
How many children can you work with 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 day. With over 20 practitioners available we are certain that no matter how large your school event we have you covered!
Why Choose African Activities?
Which Workshop Is Best For Our School?
Our mixed activity days are our most popular, closely followed by drumming workshops. However, as an organisation we are passionate about sharing African cultural arts within schools. Therefore, why not just give us a call, or drop us an email, letting us know your aims and objectives. We are happy to create new experiences as well as sharing what has worked well in similar circumstances in the past.
We have worked with Handas Surpise and many other texts, we would be delighted to share some alternatives with you too.
What Spaces can You Use/Help Our Hall Is Used For Lunch!
Can the children perform to parents?
How long do we have the practitioner for?
What do we need to provide?
Dance; Children in PE kit please and a space large enough for them to circle without touching with arms outstretched.
Drumming: a semi circle of chairs or benches for the number of students required
Art: A water supply is useful, but not essential, we bring cloths to cover desks or floors as required.
Can you teach a variety of age groups?
Do we need to pay in advance?
How can I fund a workshop for my school?
We offer a number of specialists in their choosen field as well as working with a number of multi talented artists.
We are happy to work to meet your specific learning objectives; from having as much fun as possible to a GCSE master class in African music.
We are committed to the survival and promotion of African Arts and the artists who practitse them.
We believe in bringing nuence and depth to the vision of Africa outside of the continant.
We are a pan African company, proudly African run and supporting of African Artists in the UK and in Africa.
- Drumming Workshops 18% 18%
- Dance Workshops 12% 12%
- Art Workshops 16% 16%
- Mixed Activity Days 40% 40%
- Story Telling 14% 14%
Many, many thanks for organising such a fantastic three days. Both children and staff declared it a huge success. We have been delighted with the focus and enthusiasm of all the children and their obvious disappointment that you, Chiekh and Almamy had to leave us yesterday. They have learnt so much, with such enjoyment and it is something they will always remember.Jane Tucker, Head of Art, Wells Cathedral Junior School, The Liberty, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2ST
Excellent! Each session was tailored for the year group and managed in a fun but firm way. The children got a lot out of them. Thank you!
Limpsfield School, Surrey
We have worked with African Activities for several years now and have always found the workshops they provide to be excellent. The students are guaranteed success (which is really important for their enjoyment of the activity) and they love taking part in them.