Black History Month Drama Workshops, October 2020

Freshwater offers a wide range of interactive drama workshops for all primary ages to support Black History Month. Our workshops are the perfect way to bring individuals and events from Black history past and present to life for children.

Topics such as the Windrush and abolition of slavery are taught in a way which is engaging, sensitive and age appropriate. 

At Freshwater we are proud to celebrate significant individuals and commerorate events from Black history all year round. 

Workshops are available for Early Years, KS1 and KS2. We regularly deliver these workshops in primary schools and libraries.

  • Early Years Story Hunt
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West
       

    A Carnival of Stories

    EYFS. (L, WM) Designed to support Black History Month, this special story hunt takes your children on a journey from England to Kenya and onto the Caribbean, collecting stories along the way and finishing in a carnival of stories to celebrate your new-found knowledge.

    Read more here.

  • Storytelling Workshops
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West
       

    A Caribbean Story

    KS1. (L) Explore the rich tapestry of the landscape, culture and traditions of St Lucia through the delightful and uplifting story of a child and her fisherman grandfather. 

    Read more here.

    Stories from Africa

    KS1 & KS2. (L, SW, WM) See the tales of How Anansi Became King of All Stories and How the Zebra Got His Stripes unfold as your pupils create scenes inspired by African storytelling.

    Also available as Large Group

    Read more here.

  • History Workshops
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West
    • Greater Manchester
       

    Black History: A Celebration

    KS1 & KS2. (L) As your children discover more about the abolition of slavery and the Windrush generation, they will also encounter some unsung heroes from Black history in this celebratory and commemorative large group session.

    Read more here. 

    Quest for Windrush

    KS1 & KS2. (L, NW, SW, WM) Recreate the journey from Jamaica to England, from packing your suitcase and saying goodbye to loved ones to boarding the ship with Lord Kitchener. Children will explore the difficulties of finding a room and work in a new country.

    Also available as Large Group

    Read more here. 

    Mary Seacole

    KS1. (L) As Mary shares her stories and explains the challenges she faced, your children will witness her encounter with Florence Nightingale and help the famous nurse set up the British Hotel.

    Read more here. 

  • Geography Workshops
    • Greater London & Essex
       

    St Lucia: An Overseas Locality

    KS1 & KS2. (L) Join our knowledgeable guide on a sightseeing tour of St Lucia, visiting the Pitons, venturing through the rainforest and taking part in the local carnival! 

    Read more here.

  • Large Group Drama Sessions
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West
    • Greater Manchester
       

    Black History: A Celebration

    KS1 & KS2. (L) As your children discover more about the abolition of slavery and the Windrush generation, they will also encounter some unsung heroes from Black history in this celebratory and commemorative large group session.

    Read more here. 

    Quest for Windrush

    KS1 & KS2. (L, NW, SW, WM) Recreate the journey from Jamaica to England, from packing your suitcase and saying goodbye to loved ones to boarding the ship with Lord Kitchener. Children will explore the difficulties of finding a room and work in a new country.

    Read more here. 

    Stories from Africa

    KS1 & KS2. (L, SW, WM) See the tales of How Anansi Became King of All Stories and How the Zebra Got His Stripes unfold as your pupils create scenes inspired by African storytelling.

    Read more here.

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Contact us to choose a date for your workshop or find out more about the sessions.

 

"Freshwater Theatre delivered this session beautifully and the children were fully engaged throughout."
 
Jacqueline Gerrald, Krishna Avanti Primary School, Edgware
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