Singing workshops for schools
Call and response song allows quick student engagement with large numbers
Why choose Our Singing workshop?
Students will delve into the rich cultural heritage of Africa as they learn traditional songs, explore their translations and contexts, and engage in call and response singing. This dynamic format encourages active participation and deepens understanding.
Positive Representation: African Activities is committed to challenging stereotypes and promoting positive views of Africa. Our workshops aim to inspire curiosity, respect, and appreciation for the diverse cultures and traditions of the continent.
Our singing workshops seamlessly integrate with other activities such as drumming, dancing, and storytelling, providing a holistic and immersive experience. Mix and match to create a customized program that suits your school’s needs.
Led by experienced practitioners who are professional artists from Africa and the Caribbean, our workshops guarantee authenticity and quality. CRB checked and insured, our team ensures a safe and enriching learning environment for all participants.
Inclusive And Adaptable
We believe in making our workshops accessible to all. Makaton signs can be incorporated to support the songs, and our activities are adaptable to accommodate varying abilities within the group.
With options ranging from 20-minute sessions to hour-long classes, our workshops can accommodate various schedules and group sizes. Assembly-style sessions are ideal for large groups, making them perfect for school-wide events.
Unlock the transformative power of call and response singing with our engaging workshops for schools. Designed to foster quick student engagement with large numbers, our sessions combine traditional African songs with interactive activities for an unforgettable educational experience.
Call and response
Here is some footage from a call and response CPD session run for Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight music services.
The session covered the importance of call and response song and a number of songs teachers could use in their own practice.
Here is some video from a session run at a primary school, here children are showing their parents what they have learnt in an hours session. All of our activities are fully accessible and adaptable equipment is available. Makaton signs can be used to support the song and we are more than happy to work to meet your learning objectives.
How do we timetable?
Song is possibly our most versatile option and excellent if you have large numbers of students.
How Many Students?
Singing can be delivered to very large groups as assembly style sessions.
How Long is a Class?
A session can be from 20 minutes to an hour and we can work with large groups.
Can We Mix Activities?
Song can be mixed with any and all of our activities. There is no additional charge for this so why not follow an arty morning with a musical afternoon?
What Do You Need?
Voices! We will bring all of the materials with us for your workshop.
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.
Join Us in Embracing African Culture
At African Activities, we are dedicated to bringing the vibrancy and diversity of African culture into educational settings across England. Our workshops promise an authentic experience led by exceptional artists who are passionate about sharing their heritage.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enrich your students’ learning journey with our engaging singing workshops. Get in touch today to request a quote and discover the magic of African Activities in your school!
Elevate Your Teaching Skills with Call and Response Workshops
Empower your teaching practice with our dynamic Call and Response workshops, designed to invigorate classrooms, inspire creativity, and deepen cultural understanding. Tailored for educators, music hubs, and conference attendees, these sessions offer invaluable insights and practical strategies for integrating call and response techniques into teaching repertoire.
Engagement and Participation: Discover the power of call and response as a tool for fostering active participation and engagement among students of all ages and abilities. Learn how to create a vibrant learning environment where every voice is heard and valued.
Cultural Enrichment: Immerse yourself in the rich musical traditions of Africa through authentic call and response songs. Gain a deeper appreciation for diverse cultures and explore the historical and cultural contexts behind each melody.
Pedagogical Strategies: Acquire practical strategies and techniques for incorporating call and response into your teaching practice across various subjects and age groups. Enhance your repertoire with a range of songs and activities designed to stimulate learning and promote collaborative learning experiences.
Professional Development: Elevate your professional skills and expand your toolkit as an educator. Our workshops provide valuable CPD opportunities for teachers seeking to enhance their musical expertise and broaden their cultural competency.
Customized Solutions: Whether you’re looking to enhance music education curriculum, facilitate community engagement initiatives, or invigorate conference presentations, our workshops can be tailored to meet your specific needs and objectives.
Why Choose Us:
Expert Facilitation: Led by experienced practitioners with a wealth of knowledge in African music and education, our workshops guarantee professional guidance and support every step of the way.
Interactive Learning: Engage in hands-on activities, group discussions, and live demonstrations that bring call and response techniques to life. Walk away with practical resources and strategies that you can immediately implement in your teaching practice.
Accessible Delivery: Our workshops are available both in-person and virtually, making them accessible to educators nationwide. Join us from the comfort of your own home or school and experience the transformative power of call and response firsthand.
Join Us in Embracing Musical Diversity
At African Activities, we’re passionate about fostering cultural understanding, celebrating diversity, and promoting excellence in music education. Join us in embracing the beauty of call and response and unlock new possibilities for teaching and learning in your classroom or community.
Get in Touch
Ready to take your teaching skills to the next level? Contact us today to learn more about our Call and Response workshops and how they can benefit your professional development journey.