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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.


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Why book Education Group for educational workshops into your school?

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Children learn about African art and then about African masks and their role in story-telling dances.

Many African societies have no extensive written culture so masked dances serve to teach people right from wrong.

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. We provide all equipment and materials for every child to take part. Many schools use these workshops as fundraising by accepting a parental contribution towards their child’s mask.

Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?

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Curriculum topics available: National, regional, religious and ethnic identitie.

This is a hands-on way to learn about these cultural traditions, legends and tales.

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Our professional dancer leads the class in learning new steps and sequences to tell tales from Africa.

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Our professional artist sets up a mobile studio for every child to decorate their own wooden mask.

What activities are available during group visits?

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These are great workshops during Black History Month or for schools studying African culture.

We also offer 29 other interactive workshops in dance, music, science, history and PSHE.

What size groups do you cater for?

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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.


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