Education Group is the leading school workshop company. We have been delivering our own workshops for over 20 years, across the UK, as well as in the USA and Australia.
We develop our own workshops in conjunction with experts from music, dance, art, science and history. They are aligned to key targets within the National Curriculum to bring the subjects to life for the children. We train and equip our own facilitators who are professionals in their field, often actors, musicians and performers from the top colleges.
The workshops consistently receive outstanding feedback from teachers and children. As the workshops are fully interactive, they are always memorable and great fun. We listen to feedback to continuously improve and develop new workshops to meet the needs of schools, such as Maypole dancing and Stone Age life, both introduced this summer.
Our workshops complement many special celebration events. For example African drumming is suitable for Black History Month, bauble making at Christmas.
Our workshops cost from as little as £1.50 per child. We work with up to eight classes in a day and deliver workshops in around 50 schools a day: millions of children have been delighted and inspired by an Education Group workshop.
African Mask Painting and Dance workshop
Children learn about African art and discover that most African masks are thought to portray the faces of spirits and gods. On day one the children decorate their own masks with geometric designs. On day two they can use their handicrafts to learn our African Mask Dance. Led by our professional dancers, the children work together as a class to learn and perform this elaborate dance.
African Drumming Workshop
Using traditional African djembe drums, children create sounds and music from the African continent. Every child immerses themselves in a different culture whilst they experiencing a feeling of unity as part of a drum circle.
We provide all equipment and materials for every child to take part.
Curriculum topics available: National, regional, religious and ethnic identitie.
Black History Month celebrates the lives and achievements of the African diaspora. Learn about the art, dances, music and legends from the African continent.
Many African societies have no extensive written culture so masked dances serve to teach people right from wrong. Children use their own creation to join in the dance.
The school hall is filled with melodies and rhythms from Africa as the children learn to work together in a drum circle and dance to the beat with their masks.
Our professional artist sets up a mobile studio at school for every child to decorate their own Dan mask.
This workshop is popular around Black History Month and for classes studying 20th century history.
We also offer 27 other interactive workshops in dance, music, science, history and PSHE.
We work with up to six classes of 35 children in a day, in 45 minute sessions. Half days are also available and can be combined with some of the other 30 topics that we offer.
We can adapt our workshop day to your needs, send us an enquiry and our planning team will call/email you back to answer any questions.
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