WFS have a variety of workshops to develop cultural awareness , experiences and can assist pupils in celebrating and enjoying the different festivals around.
- Japanese drumming- a powerful, moving experience particularly for KS2
- Japanese window light masks (glass art) -
- Chinese origami book making .
- Early Year drama , music and Chinese puppet making
- Chinese New Year and dragon dancing .
- Chinese story telling/ drama movement sessions
Indian dance workshops- contemporary and Bollywood
Yoga stories India - both key stages -
Tai Chi movement and relaxation - both key stages
Black History month offers a range of workshops to include:
- African drumming
- African story/music session
- Story telling
- African Dance
- Mask and puppets making.
- Steel drums - KS2
- Dance Workshops
- Music and songwriting
- Belly Dance/Drumming - Egyptian Zumba
- Hip Hop Free Style
- Contemporary Movement
- Carnival arts
- Carnival music and dance
- Steel drumming
This list hopefully provides you with some ideas but as we offer bespoke workshops please do contact us if you or the children have other ideas in mind as we contact artists for their proposals and select the best ideas for that particular school and its requirements.
Chinese New Year 2016
Ian was fantastic! He was a true professional. Great for reception- he made the session very visual, used actions to support his talking and had a great relationship with the children! The children loved it!!!! Would like to book him for Chinese NY for next year. (End of January/begin of Feb 2017)
Going to look at what other workshops he does with you and get him to come to us for two days next year if possible! One day for reception and a day for Year 1 or 2.
Thanks again Adele. Sarah Hutton Scargill Infant School
Capoeira Streetsbrook Foundation Stage March 2016
The session was well planned and had lots of fun and inspiring movements. The children understood what was expected of them and coped well.
Appropriate for age perfect! All happy smiling children!
Capoeira Workshop April 2015
All went very well, thank you! The children responded well to Julio and he challenged them with different types of movement. I liked his manner with the children; he's a great guy. I think they were impressed to see a bona fide Brazilian Capoeira instructor with very professional looking video! The only shame was there was so much to share and so little time. Emma Smart
Chinese New Year Celebrations 2015
Ian was fantastic as always and the whole session was great, thank you.
Sarah- Streetsbrook Infant School February 2015
Testimonial Nechells + Education Action Zone used Workshops for Schools to provide a varied menu of activities to a cluster of eight schools during International Week. Children were offered opportunities to engage in Indian Dance, Arts and Crafts activities, Bhangra Bollywood and story telling, Japanese Drumming, Yoga, and Print Making which were presented in a professional manner, fully planned and differentiated to ensure access for all.
Feedback from staff, children and parents was extremely positive and the activities met our objectives of encouraging children to appreciate and value the diversity of people’s backgrounds and circumstances across the cluster.
''The workshops encouraged meaningful interaction and gave opportunities to learn about different countries and communities. Working across a cluster of schools can be very complex but Workshops for Schools simplified the process and ensured our children and staff had an amazing experience.''