Black History: A Celebration

Subject: History
Age Group: 5-11 Year Olds (KS1 & KS2)
Available in London

Celebrate Black history 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.

We have several versions of this session to suit different key stages. Key figures across these sessions include: Septimius Severus, a Roman Emperor; Elijah J McCoy, a Canadian inventor and engineer; and Connie Mark, activist and poet from the Windrush generation.


Curriculum Link

  • The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
  • Developing an awareness of the past
  • This session has been designed to support Black History Month

Important Events Link

This workshop is perfect to support year-round learning as well as the following important events in your year planner:
  • Black History Month (1-31st October 2019)
  • Windrush Day (Monday 22nd June 2020)


"We wanted to provide the opportunity for children to have a better understanding of the contributions made by significant black people in the past. Freshwater Theatre delivered this session beautifully and the children were fully engaged throughout."
Jacqueline Gerrald, Krishna Avanti Primary School, Edgware

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Also available in North West, South West, and West Midlands

Important Information

Type: Large group drama
Length of session: 60 minutes
Price£195 + VAT
Number of children: 120 - extra children are negotiable
All Freshwater drama facilitators are DBS checked
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