Adinkra(1)

Provider: African Activities CIC
Free Adinkra printing from Ghana Free Adinkra printing from Ghana Free Adinkra printing from Ghana
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Description Adinkra printing from Ghana
Website

African Activities CIC's website

https://africanactivities.org.uk
Categories Primary, Secondary, Teaching and Learning, Early Years/Foundation, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Arts, English / Literacy, Humanities, Teaching staff, Inclusion, SEND, In school, Online, Demonstration lesson, Video, School closure day, PSHE
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Discover history in Ghana prior to colonialisum and slavery, learn how oral history of Akan speaking people is passed down through arts and crafts.

Learn about and discover characteristic features of society, how they are the same and how they differ.

Learn about cultural diversity.

Recognise past represented in different ways.

Explore how people’s lives can be represented in symbol form.

 

 

Evidence underpinning this approach

Students will have their cloth to imapct the day, we also have a number of stdent reviews - here are the views of their teachers....

This was an absolutely fantastic and worthwhile experience for our students. The performance at the end of the day made them feel incredibly proud and confident - a brilliant day facilitated by the happiest workshop leaders I've ever worked with. Thank you so much.

The Hurlingham Academy

‘We had an absolutely super morning with Kwame and team – they were so friendly and pitched the sessions at exactly the right level. The girls and staff had a super time! Many thanks indeed.’ Josephine Lane, Head of Sixth Form, Woldingham School, Marden Park, Surrey

‘Thank you so much for a fantastic day. The children loved the art and the drumming and learnt so much from you. It was a long and busy day and you were tireless. Thank you for your enthusiasm and for making it such fun for the children.’  Alison Chugg, Head of Geography, St Michael's Prep School, Otford, Kent

‘We really enjoyed working with you at our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Event in October last year – the event was a huge success and we would like to invite you back to the College….’  Sue Deaville, EDI Co-ordinator, The Henley College, Henley on Thames, Oxon

How users/participants can evaluate success

Informative, lively and culturally fascinating Plaistow Primary School

Knowledgeable and professional approach, whilst fully engaging the students with enthusiasm. Uffculme School

Excellent, both children and staff really enjoyed the day. Thank you!

Copnor Primary School

Fantastic! Kwame worked with pupils aged 5 - 19 all of whom have SLD. He adapted the workshop to ensure that everyone was engaged. There was some fantastic drumming, percussion and dancing. 

We had the amazing day. Kwame was very friendly, professional and most of all able to identify the range of needs our children have.

Springwell School

I have had lots of feedback from staff and pupils, all of which thoroughly enjoyed the activities. They all returned to class and competed their milk bottle elephants and were proud to take them home. Thank you. Aegir Specialist Academy

‘A great experience for us to share the culture with the students of Whiteheath Education Centre. Thanks for the opportunity.’  Gail Luckett, Whiteheath Education Centre, Rowley Regis, W. Midlands

 

 

 

Follow-up activities and support

We have a number of additioanl activities avaiable as workshops and on our website we suggest drumming, dnacing, recycled mask making, fair trade workshops, recycling and toys and of course speaches and motivatioanl talks. West Africabn boys are seen to have much higher outcomes currently, we belive this is because while they lack povery of opportintuty they do not have impoverished aspirations. We belive our workshops are uniquely placed to spread this message and imporve outcomes for all children. 

Details

Video from Kwame outlining Adinkra, a worksheet with the symbols on, children may design a cloth that represents their own unique strengths and of course the proverbs - a unique way to explore and play with the english langugage.