Stories from Africa

Subject: Literacy/Storytelling
Age Group: 5-11 Year Olds (KS1 & KS2)
Available in London, South West, and West Midlands
Online workshop version also available

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.

Children explore the morals of these stories, whilst learning about the oral tradition, Ashanti folk tales and creation stories. Encounter characters such as Mmoboro the Hornet; Onini the Python; and Osebo the Leopard.


Curriculum Link

  • Increasing familiarity with a wide range of fiction from our literary heritage, and stories from other cultures and traditions

Important Events Link

This workshop is perfect to support year-round learning as well as the following important events in your year planner:


"The session was enjoyed by all pupils and staff. It was an interactive session that involved the students being part of telling the story."

Faria Arhad, Tiverton Academy, Birmingham



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Important Information

Type: Drama workshop
Length of session: 60 minutes
Price£123 + VAT per session
Number of children: up to 30 - extra children are negotiable
Type: Large group drama
Length of session: 60 minutes
Price£195 + VAT per session
Number of children: 120 - extra children are negotiable
All Freshwater drama facilitators are DBS checked
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