Freshwater Drama Workshops for Black History Month

Freshwater offers a wide range of interactive drama workshops to support Black History Month.

Each October, Black History Month takes place to promote knowledge of Black History, Culture and Heritage and to highlight positive Black contributions to British society.

  • Stories from Africa
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West

    See the tales of How Anansi became King of all the Stories and How the Zebra got his Stripes dramatically unfold as your pupils create vibrant African scenes.

    Also available in large group format for up to 120 children.

    "The 'Stories from Africa' session that children took part in linked brilliantly to our topic on African animals. The facilitator was a fantastic enthusiastic story teller and we loved that all children had a chance to be included in the story telling."
    Amy Saddington, English Martyrs' Catholic Primary, Birmingham



  • Stories from Africa - Large Group
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West

    See the tales of How Anansi became King of all the Stories and How the Zebra got his Stripes dramatically unfold as your pupils create vibrant African scenes.

    "The 'Stories from Africa' session that children took part in linked brilliantly to our topic on African animals. The facilitator was a fantastic enthusiastic story teller and we loved that all children had a chance to be included in the story telling."
    Amy Saddington, English Martyrs' Catholic Primary, Birmingham

  • Mary Seacole
    • Greater London & Essex

    Meet the famous nurse who helped British soldiers during the Crimean War. Together your children will explore her early life in Jamaica, her travels around the world and the many obstacles she bravely overcame in order to follow her nurse’s vocation.

  • A Caribbean Story
    • Greater London & Essex

    Explore the rich tapestry of the landscape, culture and traditions of St Lucia through the delightful story of a child and her fisherman grandfather. A wonderful and uplifting story and the perfect accompaniment to Black History Month celebrations.

  • St Lucia: An Overseas Locality
    • Greater London & Essex

    Join our knowledgeable guide on a sightseeing tour of St Lucia, visiting the Pitons, venturing through the rainforest and even taking part in the local carnival! 

    "The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were engaged throughout. It was wonderful to see how the session ignited their imaginations and allowed them the apply their newly learnt knowledge. The delivery was 5*"
    Justine Leverett-Sinclair, Cannon Lane First School, Middlesex

  • Quest for...The Empire Windrush
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West
    • Greater Manchester

    Learn all about the Windrush in this exciting Quest for Knowledge.

    Re-creating the journey from Jamaica to England, from packing your suitcase to saying goodbye to their loved ones, from singing Lord Kitchener's famous tune 'London is the Place for Me' on board to the difficulties of finding a room and work in a foreign and not necessarily friendly country, your children will face many exciting challenges during which to prove and improve their knowledge on the subject.

    Graduating as Time Travellers at the end of the workshop, they will have gained in-depth knowledge of the topic and explored both the emotional and practical aspects of migration.

  • A Carnival of Stories
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West

    This special Early Years Story Hunt designed to support Black History Month will take your children on sensory journey starting in England in 'Amazing Grace', then onto Kenya in 'Handa's Surprise' and finally to the Carribean in 'Island Counting', with interactive activitied based around these stories.

  • Black History: A Celebration
    • Greater London & Essex

    Celebrate Black History Month with this specially-created large group session. As your children discover more about the abolition of slavery and the Windrush generation, they will also encounter some unsung heroes from Black history.

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

 

"We covered so much with such clarity in just an hour, it was so engaging and educational!"

Michael Straker, Buckingham Primary School, Hampton

 

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