Black History Month Drama Workshops, October 2019

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

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

    Storytelling KS1 & KS2. See the tales of How Anansi Became King of All Stories and How the Zebra Got His Stripes dramatically unfold as your pupils come together to create animated scenes inspired by African storytelling. 

    "Pitched at just the right level for our very varied group of abilities and understanding."

    Kat Simpson, Carew Academy, Wallington

    Read more here.

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

    Storytelling KS1 & KS2. See the tales of How Anansi Became King of All Stories and How the Zebra Got His Stripes dramatically unfold as your pupils come together to create animated scenes inspired by African storytelling.

    "Pitched at just the right level for our very varied group of abilities and understanding."

    Kat Simpson, Carew Academy, Wallington

    Read more here.

  • Mary Seacole
    • Greater London & Essex

    History KS1. As Mary shares her stories from Jamaica to Crimea and England whilst explaining the challenges she faced, your children will witness her encounter with Florence Nightingale and help the famous nurse set up the British Hotel.

    "Very engaging and relevant to the prominent figures we were looking at in school. Children were able to use knowledge learnt in the workshop in their classroom activities."

    Wajiha Ahmed, Plaistow Primary School, London

    Read more here.

  • A Caribbean Story
    • Greater London & Essex

    Storytelling KS1. 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.

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

    Geography KS1 & KS2. 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.

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

    Currently not available in the South West

    Storytelling Early Years. 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. Join in the carnival at the end of the workshop to celebrate your new-found knowledge.

    "They really enjoyed the session and could not stop talking about it even when they got back to class."

    Elizabeth Sho, John Stainer Community Primary School, Brockley

    Read more about Early Years Story Hunts.

  • Black History: A Celebration - Large Group
    • Greater London & Essex

    History KS1 & KS2. 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.

    "Excellent, engaging session, lots for the children to learn. Deepened subject knowledge for teachers and provided aspects that they could not deliver themselves."

    Andrew McDonald, St Mary's Catholic Junior School, Croydon

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

    History/Cross-Curricular KS1 & KS2. Recreate the journey from Jamaica to England, from packing your suitcase and saying goodbye to their loved ones to boarding the ship with Lord Kitchener. Children will explore the difficulties of finding a room and work in a foreign and not necessarily friendly country.

    "It was an outstanding masterclass in using drama to explore a subject area."

    Michael Holland, Sunnyhill Primary School, Streatham

    Read more here.

  • Quest for Windrush - Large Group
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West
    • Greater Manchester

    History/Cross-Curricular KS1 & KS2. Recreate the journey from Jamaica to England, from packing your suitcase and saying goodbye to their loved ones to boarding the ship with Lord Kitchener. Children will explore the difficulties of finding a room and work in a foreign and not necessarily friendly country.

    "It was an outstanding masterclass in using drama to explore a subject area."

    Michael Holland, Sunnyhill Primary School, Streatham

    Read more here.

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

 

"Engaging, enthusiastic, charismatic, captivating... The children loved every minute."

Tanya Spence, William Patten Primary School, Stoke Newington
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