Secondary School Workshops
Elevate learning with African Activities Tailored to Your Curriculum and Learning Objectives
From subject specialism to off-timetable days
Unlock the potential of your students with our dynamic and engaging secondary school workshops. From subject specialism to off-timetable days, African Activities brings a fresh perspective to your classroom. As specialists in secondary education, we’ve collaborated with hundreds of schools across the UK, delivering impactful events for a diverse range of students.
African Art Activities
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 Activities
A wide range of options including drum, song. shakers, bells, xylophones and much more. Learn about the musics historical and cultural context.
Why Choose Us?
Explore workshops designed to accommodate mixed ability groups, align with the national curriculum, and address modern concerns. Whether you’re engaging gifted and talented students or those at risk of exclusion, our activities foster lively discussion, meaningful debate, and hands-on experiences that resonate with your students.
Professional Artists, Inspiring Workshops
Experience the excellence of our outstanding artists who bring Black Excellence to life. Our activities, inherently non-competitive and unifying, provide a platform for students to explore creativity in a safe and supportive environment. From drumming and dance to pottery, painting, recycling, song, drama, storytelling, acrobatics, circus skills, and more, we offer a diverse range to inspire every student.
Driven by Passion Not Profit
As a Community Interest Company, we prioritize people over profit. Our unwavering commitment is to promote African arts in the UK and deliver an exceptional experience for your Secondary School.
Collaborate with the best African artists—passionate professionals dedicated to making your event a resounding success.
Diverse Engagement Across the UK
Join a network of satisfied schools with practitioners across the UK.
Our numerous testimonials speak volumes about our impact on a wide range of schools, from the most exclusive to the most underprivileged institutions in the UK.
Top Notch Support
Count on us for the best support in organizing your Secondary School Workshop. Our dedicated back office staff ensures fast quotes, working closely with you to provide timetable support and ensure your day is optimized for the maximum benefit to your students. Trust us to make your workshop planning seamless and stress-free.
Modern Themes With Relevant Content
Disrupting 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 poor motivation.
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.
Hands on Learning Experiences
All of our activities are non competitive and unifying by nature. They enable students to explore creativity and reconnect with it in a safe and supportive environment. We offer a huge range including drum, dance, pottery, painting, recycling, song, drama, storytelling, acrobatics, circus skills and much more.
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!.
Stories and History from West Africa. Q&A sessions, student led learning, bring Africa right into your classroom.
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.
Learn about the world largest e-waste dump and turn milk bottles into useful objects, masks, elephants or birds.
Explore a wide variety of cloths from Ghana. Learn about Adinkra symbols and the proverbs they represent and make your own cloth to take home or form a large instillation 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 Africas trade beads, explore some artefacts and make your own colourful beads from magazine and newspapers.
How a secondary school workshop works
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?
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 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?
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.
What our customers say
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“It was an absolute treat to have Kwame at Risedale. I visited the hall whilst our year 8s were drumming and I could see that they were loving it; totally losing themselves in the activity and having a great experience. School has been a very strange place since September due to COVID and it was great that we could offer this day of culture in a positive and safe way.”
“I would like to say a huge thank you to you and your colleague from myself and on behalf of Hounsdown School for delivering a session at our Citizenship Theme Day. Feedback was extremely positive from both students and staff and we cannot thank you enough for delivering such an active and engaging session. The students were overwhelmingly positive and staff really enjoyed themselves…. Looking forward to working with you in the future.”