SEN Workshops for schools

Woodlands School, Surrey

“Fantastic! Kwame worked with pupils aged 5 – 19 all of whom have SLD. He adapted the workshop to ensure that everyone was engaged. There was some fantastic drumming, percussion and dancing. At the end of the workshops pupils had had a good time and many had a sense of achievement as they had performed with Kwame to their friends and staff.”

“They really engaged the pupils, who have severe learning difficulties and associated complex health needs, and made it inclusive for everyone there.”

 

“As a special school who’s children have complex needs we had an amazing day. Kwame was able to pitch his music to the different learning levels and all of the children were able to be involved. A wonderful experience for both children and staff.”

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.

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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African Activities, Unit 17, Netley Marsh Workshops, woodlands,

Southampton, SO40 7GY

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023 8178 2720