School Workshops

with Alex Dayo and the creative team

Activities for Schools

From nursery to sixth form, we can provide Drumming workshops tailored to the needs of your group, at all key stages and abilities. We can provide drums (djembes, doundouns, plenguedeys, congas, bongos, bells, shakers, etc…) for children to use in addition to the equipment available at your school. We enjoy starting the day with an assembly.

The significance of the rhythms will be explained and students will be introduced to the different drums and their history.

In our workshops for schools, we aim to enable groups to work towards a performance. Workshops can be short, high energetic sessions, for hours, days, or weeks, etc, for example during Black History month.


How can we combine workshops?

DrummingSchool can use Rhythms, Melodies and Dance during sessions – please see our Master Classes.

Storytelling and song can be used as part of the sessions to engage students and to ensure they leave the session with an even deeper understanding of African culture.

Students working towards a final performance can collectively display drumming, rhythms, song, dance and storytelling.


How many students?

Sessions are flexible, from 45 minute tasters to day long sessions with each group. We can provide six 45 minute sessions throughout the day.

Maximum class size is limited by your students and the space you have available.

The following sample timetable assumes different groups of students each hour and the session lasts for 45 minutes.


For example your day could look like this:

09.00 – 09.30 Assembly
09.30 – 10.30 Session 1 (up to 60 children but most commonly 30)
10.30 – 11.30 Session 2 (up to 60 children but most commonly 30)
11.30 – 12.30 Session 3 (up to 60 children but most commonly 30)
12.30 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 14.00 Session 4 (up to 60 children but most commonly 30)
14.00 – 15.00 Session 5 (up to 60 children but most commonly 30)

Or one class or year group could explore Rhythms, Melodies, Dance, Songs,  all in one day.

We also provide After School Club Activities.

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