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The Dragon Dance is one of the most anticipated events of the traditional Lunar New Year celebrations. While it is not to be confused with the Lion Dance, the Dragon Dance is also performed on auspicious occasions and wards off evil spirits and welcomes good fortune.
Dragons are legendary animals, but they are important to Chinese people who think of dragons as helpful, friendly creatures. They are linked to good luck, long life and wisdom. They are nothing like the fierce, fire-breathing Western dragons that carry off princesses and eat people. We can cater for a single class or multiple classes so whatever your requirements, we can create a workshop to suit. Whilst available year-round, our Chinese Dragon Dance workshop is extremely popular during Chinese New Year and we would recommend booking early to avoid disappointment!
Our Chinese dragon dance workshop links perfectly to Chinese New Year, Cultural Weeks, International Days and Arts Week.
Up to 8 sessions
During a typical day-long workshop, Primary Workshops for Schools can deliver 6 sessions, stretching to 8 if necessary and each session can include up to 30 children and the day can be concluded with an end of day performance from the children.
Please note; EYFS taken from EYFS Framework. KS1/KS2 taken from National Curriculum Framework.
Very engaging, active participation, lovely to produce something that the children could show confidently in such a short time span.
I just wanted to feedback from our Samba workshop yesterday – we had a fantastic day! A huge thank you to the facilitator for inspiriting our children and supporting them in being able to perform to the rest of the school at the end of the day. We actually had 2 pupils in that year group who are extremely anxious about performing (didn’t take part in the Christmas Carol Service) yet they felt confident enough to join in with the performance to all of the school at the end of the day, a huge achievement. The children really enjoyed it and learnt so much from their day with the facilitator. One of the parents said this morning that their child and their friend were talking in the back of the car about Samba all the way home! So lovely. The facilitator was fantastic with the children and also shared our values as a school in having high expectations of the children in terms of what they can achieve and behaviour. He was very professional, arrived well on time and was very supportive of the pupils. He also delivered a great assembly to the whole school in the morning. It really is great to be able to have workshops again following covid and we’d highly recommend Primary Workshops for Schools.
All the boys and staff has a wonderful day. The facilitator was very well received by the boys, with his boundless energy and enthusiasm during the day. Thank you so much again for a wonderful workshop.
Bright and colourful, the perfect way to show children how cultures from around the world celebrate their special times. The children were in awe of the dragon and how he majestically moved around the room.
Feedback from our workshop was overwhelmingly positive. The staff had nothing but wonderful things to say about it!
We were extremely lucky to have the expertise of the facilitator whose knowledge and experience of the Indian drum was vast. From start to finish, the facilitator had all of the children engaged and participating which included learning to play the dhol drum and clapping along to the rhythm. His energy kept the children wanting more and they thoroughly enjoyed the day. I would definitely recommend the facilitator and the Indian drumming.
The facilitator was absolutely amazing and such an amazing person for the children to meet. I was in awe of his list of achievements, and he was an amazing teacher for the children – very patient with a wonderful presence which had the children captivated and engaged at all times. Thank you for your help with making the day memorable.
All four class teachers agree that this workshop was perfect for our topic and appropriate for the age and skills of our children. No improvement needed. The African Drumming workshop was perfect for our children. The facilitator was excellent and really knew how to work with EYFS children. Children and teachers alike all had a great time and learnt so much.
We absolutely loved the drumming workshop and the facilitator was great. He also gave us some very positive feedback about how our children had performed across the day. Thank you for all your help and we would love to book again for the same time next year.
The facilitator’s rapport with the children and the staff was brilliant, his timekeeping was efficient and his assembly was dynamic. I’d also say that the workshops were pitched well to the age group. We loved meeting the facilitator for a lively introduction to Indian percussion and dhol drumming. Our young musicians performed a rhythm pattern as an ensemble on authentic drums. The facilitator’s smile was on show all day and his enthusiasm and passion for his craft was clear to see.
The girls were mesmerised by the movements with the fans and parasols and loved learning new dance moves.
The facilitator was very engaging with the pupils, kept the interest throughout and could see during afternoon sessions that when some pupils became restless he would do something to keep them engaged.
The workshop was fantastic! It could not have been improved for our students or our staff. Everyone at PWFS has been extremely helpful, flexible and prompt in helping us to book the workshop. The facilitator was a pleasure to have in school. Her energy and manner was infectious and she brought a lot of joy to the students and staff. The workshop was engaging, accessible and inclusive for all our learners. Several members of staff and students commented on how fantastic the facilitator and the workshop had been.
After COVID, it was wonderful to welcome a visitor into the school again to enrich the children’s learning and to enable them to experience something different. The children loved it and had big smiles on their faces! It was wonderful to see the children to learn part of the Chinese celebrations.
The school have enjoyed our time with you immensely and children have gained so mcuh for your enthusiasm. We will definitely have the Chinese Dance again if we can! Thumbs up from everyone!
The facilitator was brilliant with our children. They all engaged and loved his session. It was absolutely beneficial and well adapted to the group’s needs. We are grateful we had the opportunity to have you at our school.
The children really enjoyed themselves and learnt a bit about Chinese New Year and Chinese dancing
The children always love this workshop every year and even the staff look forward to it. The lion dance is so much fun and the children find it an unforgettable experience! It is amazing to see Chinese culture come to life, especially for the children.
Last weeks workshop was fantastic! The children had the best time. We want to say a massive thank you, the children were so inspired. In particular the boys, we could tell how much it meant to them to have a male role model, one of the children said to the facilitator ‘you are the best person in the world, can we have you everyday’. The energy he brought was great. We loved how the day was a perfect mix between education, the activities and having fun, the children learnt so much. They are really excited now for their Geography topic on Africa and have been super engaged which is so good to see. We also loved the opportunity to showcase at the end of the day, it was great for parent engagement and for the rest of the children in school to watch, a proud moment for our Year 5s. We loved how every single child could access all the activities and give it a good go. The facilitator would select some children who were performing well or trying hard which also gave the children motivation to listen and try harder and have their successes celebrated. Please pass on our thanks again – it was our favourite day so far this school year.
Our Nursery and Reception children loved the Chinese Dragon Dance workshop. They were engaged throughout the sessions, the props were all beautiful and the opportunity to perform for parents at the end was fantastic.
The workshop was fabulous! The children were very engaged and loved the whole session. The facilitator was fabulous from beginning to end. He had the children enthralled in the session, even the most challenging pupils were engaged.
A great opportunity for the children to experience a different culture and to work together to create an entertaining spectacle.
The feedback I got from all the teachers was that the sessions were fantastic – very interactive and the children thoroughly enjoyed using all of the props – especially the dragon. The workshop was fantastic and our children thoroughly enjoyed learning the dances. They especially liked working together to make the dragon dance!
Primary Workshops for Schools delivered an all-day African drumming and dance workshop to our class year 2 pupils. The morning focused on learning about the history of the drums and dance and the children practicing skills before applying it into a performance that they delivered to parents at the end of the day. The children had an incredible day and thoroughly enjoyed it. Several members of staff who were not part of the day all commented on how amazing it looked and sounded – I have never had such positive reviews/comments like it. The facilitator was brilliant with the children – so energetic and friendly – it was impossible not to love the day.
The Chinese Dragon Dance workshop was amazing and the children thoroughly enjoyed it. Their favourite part was dancing with the fans, umbrellas and dragon. The facilitator was very well organised, well-resourced and fantastic with the children. The facilitator also adapted to the different year groups really well and tried some new things which the children loved. We would love to do it again next year and would recommend to anyone!
The workshop was amazing. The facilitator was a natural entertainer. Children were fully engaged throughout the session and loved seeing the build up to perform at the end of the session.
It was great. I could not fault it. The facilitator was lovely with the children. The workshop was well organised and the timings were perfect as the children all got to complete the same tasks. The facilitator managed the class well and the children enjoyed it. I thought it was excellent and would definitely recommend.
The facilitator was amazing with the kids. There was a wide range of ages with many having additional needs. The facilitator had them eating out of his hands. The adults loved watching the kids taking part and enjoying themselves!
The facilitator was not only an expert in his field but an approachable, well-informed and engaging individual. The children and staff loved him and were actually sad that he had to leave us at the end of the day. He is truly excellent at what he does and a genuine credit to your company!
This was a fantastic start to our school term. Our facilitator was highly engaging and enthusiastic. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and we can’t wait to invite you back again.
Our facilitator was an exceptional drummer, who engaged all of our children on a mixed age range. They all loved the experience! Thank you everyone involved!
This workshop was exactly what we wanted. We appreciated that the workshop was tweaked to suit our requirements. The dancer was extremely punctual, well prepared and energetic from the start of the day until the last. He had every single child engaged throughout the session and achieved great results in just 30 minutes per class. Please pass on our thanks for such a brilliant experience.
The workshop was fantastic; the children were highly engaged and thoroughly enjoyed the practical side to it. Each child was given their own individual resources for the experiment which meant they could all participate when working scientifically. They were even able to take their scientific creations home to show their families!
Booking the workshop was made even better by their willingness to adapt the organisation of the day to our school needs and timetable. The children thoroughly enjoyed the hands on nature of the workshop and the facilitator pitched the activities perfectly to the children’s level of physical ability, while giving them a great challenge too.
We thought the workshop was great, it ran on time and was pitched correctly for the age range of the children. The music was fun and the dance moves were easy to follow. The children really enjoyed it and it was great to showcase the dances at the end. The facilitator was great and she kept the groups engaged and taught the moves in a lovely way. Brilliant!
Our children really enjoyed the workshop and developed their confidence and skills. They were all eager to join in and each activity was well demonstrated and links to the curriculum made. The tutor was very supportive in meeting the needs of our SEN pupils.
It was first rate! Even the most reluctant children eventually joined in to some degree or another. The facilitator was enthusiastic and totally professional; she engaged with the children and gave them a real performance experience!
The facilitator encouraged children to draw on their prior knowledge and asked a good range of questions. All children were given the opportunity to try out an instrument and the instructions were clear and easy to follow. The children had a great time playing the instruments and creating music as a class.
It was a well-organised and informative workshop. They were all well engaged and enjoyed playing the instruments and came out of the workshop wanting to develop their musical skills.
Our facilitator really knew her stuff and we were impressed by how she interacted with the children – she allowed them lots of time to ask all their questions and was great with the shyer/nervous children. They all came away excited!
We simply couldn’t speak highly enough of the engaging and professional cheerleading workshop that was delivered to our Year 2 children today. The children had the opportunity to practice and enhance their dance skills in a safe, friendly environment and the smiles on their faces were a reflection of how much fun they were having. The workshop culminated in performing four cheerleading routines for a captivated and inspired audience of Reception and Year 1 children, which everybody thoroughly enjoyed. The quality of the final performances were a testament to the standard of instruction provided by our workshop facilitator, who instantly captured the imaginations of the children and sustained this energy and enthusiasm throughout the workshop with her friendly, approachable and energetic manner and her exciting, creative cheerleading routines supported by popular music choices. Thank you to both our facilitator and Primary Workshops for Schools for providing such a valuable and memorable experience that will live long in the memories of the children that took part.
An excellent workshop with lots of opportunities for the children to develop skills involving hand/eye coordination and have lots of fun doing so. The introduction was fun and exciting and varied well according to the age of the children. All the children and staff expressed their enjoyment of the sessions and most had learned to do something new and different.
Both children and staff enjoyed the sessions immensely. They were engaging, fun and the children were able to have their own individual instrument to play.
A really lovely workshop that engaged and motivated all of the children. An experience that enabled the children to use real props and experience a little piece of culture.
This was an amazing experience for our children and extremely powerful. The success that all children could experience in making music as a group was fantastic to see and I’m sure they will all remember their Samba day for years to come!
Fantastic workshop – the kids were engaged from the start, learnt some great dance skill and extra knowledge!
We would like to say a big thank you as the facilitator was amazing with the children. She was very accommodating with our little ones who were getting tired. I do feel they enjoyed the experience!
The workshop was fun and engaging. We were impressed with how well the children learned the routines and how quickly they learned the steps. The facilitator was clear and precise with her instructions, she made the children feel at ease and encouraged them to enjoy the experience.
A superb introduction of tools and methods for planning and teaching creative dance.
Just wanted to say how much the children and staff our school enjoyed our Circus Skills workshop yesterday the facilitator was brilliant and it was lovely to see the children grow in confidence and skill as they day progressed. We look forward to working with you again.
This workshop is for all ages and the facilitator was great. We all had a lot of fun and hope to work with you in the future!
Our workshops were a huge success. Many thanks and we will see you next year. Thank you for your support and help. The quality of the workshops was nothing short of superb, thank you!
It was fantastic! The facilitator was very experienced and knew how to deliver an engaging and educational workshop for special needs children. The children enjoyed it immensely. Staff also enjoyed it and helped them to feel confident to deliver more lessons!
High energy, enjoyable workshop for all pupils from Year 1-8. The workshop was excellent.
The workshop was brilliant and the children loved it and were all really active. The facilitator was brilliant and so patient and enthusiastic with all the children. He engaged with all the children and even our SEN children got involved and had great fun. He was fantastic and very charismatic with the children. They all had a great day.
The workshop was excellent – I can’t think of how it could be improved. The only thing is it would be great if the sessions were longer! It was a fantastic workshop. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed every second of their session. They were engaged, participated well and were all able to access the lessons regardless of their musical ability. The facilitator was very patient and expressive, and demonstrated effective teaching techniques.
The effort and skill that went into the running of the workshop was brilliant and clients loved it!
The workshop was brilliant. The children were engaged and had a fantastic time.
We were very pleased by the ability of the facilitator – the children really responded well and thoroughly enjoyed the dance workshop. Our Big Band/Swing workshop enabled us to immense our children into the times in 1940. Professional and very enthusiastic facilitator was able to teach a large group of 30 children from start to finish, an entire dance routine with complex swing dance moves. Every child was supported and encouraged to participate. A great workshop – highly recommended.
All children were really engaged and enjoyed themselves, including one child with additional needs. The facilitator was very kind to him and gave him his own drum to use. Before long, he was joining in with the rest of the class! The children also really enjoyed hearing about his tales from Ghana. Three children in the class are African and were keen to share their stories also.
The facilitator was so knowledgeable and fab with the children! Our kids were so engaged and enthused – what a way to learn about African drumming!
Our Mosaic workshop was an awesome experience for our school community (EYFS, KS1 & KS2), The children learnt a lot about how to use the tools and resources to create mosaics with care as well as how to arrange the tiles in the best way to create their artistic piece. The artists’ were engaging, patient and supportive to all of the children and were able to lead the workshop with great skill, clarity and organisation. The end product was AMAZING – we could not believe that this was accomplished over only two days! Our whole school mosaic is now placed in a central place where it can be admired and appreciated by all. Thank you!
A truly magnificent workshop from start to finish. The children were engaged from the moment they walked through the door and they didn’t want to leave. The facilitator was enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable allowing the children plenty of time to have their turns on the drums. We will definitely be booking again in the future.
We were very happy with our workshop. The facilitator was very punctual, calm and professional throughout the day. All the other class teachers were very complimentary. I can’t think of any major improvements to the workshop at this time. This was a very cost effective way to introduce our pupil to Yoga. The instructor had very good subject knowledge and demonstrated a wide range of yoga techniques to our entire school cohort from Nursery-age pupils to Year 6. Highly recommended.
Our children really loved learning about the different drums and drumming techniques from around the world. Our instructor was incredibly talented and the children (and staff) were in awe at his knowledge and skills! Thank you for providing another wonderful experience for our pupils.
Our Samba workshop was led by a brilliant facilitator who had an energetic and involving style. All the children were very motivated and enjoyed playing new instruments and performing to the parents. It really was excellent and perfectly judged for our children. Thank you.
Please pass on my huge thanks for our African Drumming workshop today. The facilitator was absolutely fantastic with our Reception children today. They had such a wonderful day and got so much out of it! Many thanks for such a brilliant day.
I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our Drumming workshop yesterday. The facilitator was fantastic and the children had a wonderful time. All the staff commented on how great and accessible the sessions were too!
I absolutely loved the session – the session was brilliant and I loved all the things we learnt and the beautiful music we made. The facilitator was really engaging, good fun and we loved the session.
I think the workshop was ideal for our children and they all got so much out of it. I don’t think any improvements need to be made! The workshop was a really worthwhile session. The children were all engaged and had thoroughly enjoyed it. They are still talking about it now and the experience they had. Such a worthwhile workshop even at such a young age.
We had a great day drumming yesterday. I have had so much positive feedback from adults and pupils. They enjoyed it immensely and it was a great start to our music topic this term.
We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and I can not think of a way that it could be improved. The whole day was amazing. The children were so engaged and loved the sessions. We started the day with the younger children to the older children. It was amazing the way the facilitator skilfully extended each session to match the children’s ability and skill. A truly magical day!
It was such a fantastic day and we can clearly see the impact – lots of parents have been telling us about their children showing them the dance at home!
The children and staff really enjoyed the workshops. They were fun, age appropriate and with lots of interactions from the children and facilitator. The workshops really enhanced our learning about the African culture for Black History week. Thank you!
We just wanted to drop you an email to let you know the staff and children had a fantastic Indian Drumming day yesterday. The facilitator’s enthusiasm and skill shone throughout the day. He was able to adjust his teaching to meet the needs of our EYFS children as well as extending our experienced year 6 drummers. We would highly a recommend a day with you – fantastic!
Just to let you know that the workshops today were fantastic. The facilitator had 3x hour-long sessions with a wide range of ages and families, and he managed them all brilliantly. The parents loved it too! We had lovely feedback from parents too. The facilitator was very enthusiastic and easy to work with too.
I just wanted to pass on my thanks to yourself for today’s session. The children thoroughly enjoyed it. He had a great manner with the children and the children came out of the hall saying how much they enjoyed it. We will certainly be recommending this session and rebooking in the future.
Everyone at our school adored the workshops and the children and staff got so much out of it and loved working with the facilitator. He was amazing in ways he interacted with children and staff to share his passion for drumming. Thank you so much for your help and support in organising 2 very special and memorable days at the Academy.
Thank you once again for a brilliant workshop. The facilitator was absolutely brilliant, and we so enjoyed welcoming him to our school. He pitched the lessons to each age group perfectly and was so calm and gentle with them. They certainly all enjoyed their day!
Our children and teachers thoroughly loved the African Drumming sessions that they had today. It was something new to them and they all had a smile on their face and left school discussing it with their parents
Thank you so much for our lovely workshop today. Thank you to the facilitator, who was fantastic- the children really enjoyed their sessions with him today. He was brilliant. I’ve had lovely feedback from the classes, especially pre-school who were so excited to be part of the workshops.
Everyone from the babies to the teachers enjoyed the sessions – it was excellent. The facilitator was amazing – great personality and made the final performance the perfect ending to the perfect day.
We loved our African Drumming workshop. The children thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the session and we even continued practising the rhythms back in class. One child said she went home and tested out different objects in her home using the rhythms from the workshop!
I just wanted to email and say what a wonderful time all the children had in the African drumming workshop today. The facilitator delivered an extremely memorable experience for all our Key Stage One children today. The energy and humour he brought to every workshop was fantastic and engaged every single child. The facilitator was so patient when some of our little friends from Reception wanted to join the fun. The children smiled from ear to ear throughout the whole workshop as they saw their learning from this term be brought to life. I heard a few children talking as they left the workshop saying “that was the best!” and ” I want to do it again!”. You have given the children in our school an amazing experience which they will never forget and as teachers we cannot thank you enough.
I just wanted to say from myself, school and our wonderful children a big thank you for yesterday and all of your hard work in the build up to yesterday. The children and teachers loved it. The facilitator arrived nice and early and the children loved him! It was just wonderful!
Oh my goodness! What a day we had yesterday, with your wonderful performers! They were just amazing, but I am gutted that I didn’t get a chance to thank them in person before they left! The children (and adults!) absolutely loved the workshops and were buzzing about their new dancing and drumming skills. Thank you so much for helping to organise them and please pass on my thanks to the individuals on my behalf! We couldn’t have done it without all your help! Thank you, on behalf of our 425 very tired, but excited children and also 80 exhausted staff! One quote from a child “this is the best day of my life!” You can’t get better than that, can you?
An engaging, educational and fun experience for children of all ages. It got us all energised for the morning and the children were all able to participate.
Fantastically delivered from a talent dancer who interacted well with the children. He kept them engaged and answered all questions carefully and thoughtfully.
The children at our school thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and performance today. They picked up the drumming very quickly due to the clear and simple instructions given by the facilitator. The session was engaging, fun and memorable!
The workshop was all absolutely FABULOUS!! We have no improvements to make. We would recommend to others without reservation. The day was fabulous from start to finish! The tasks were pitch perfect so every child learned new skills whilst having the most amazing fun. The mosaic that they produced really is something else! It’s stunning! Thank you so much for this brilliantly creative day.
The Circus Skills workshop was fantastic and enjoyed by all the children and staff. The facilitator did a great job – thank you.
I can’t begin to tell you how much the children loved the workshop and the instructor was simply fantastic.
The African Drumming workshop was amazing and made our International Day really exciting. The facilitator worked so hard and all children were engaged with the workshop. I heard positive feedback from all class teachers who attend the workshops saying how much their classes had enjoyed the workshop. We would like to thank the facilitator for all of his hard work.
I want to thank you firstly for arranging today’s workshop so last minute. They students really enjoyed it and the staff were so impressed with the facilitator. It was really was a great day. Thank you again, everyone at Primary Workshops was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish!
We were so thrilled with the workshop. It was excellent; very well organised and a fantastic balance of dance and drumming and the children were all extremely engaged. Wonderful too, that they were learning real African moves and rhythms! I was also so impressed with how you were able to help us very last minute, as another company had let us down, with securing a workshop and getting something organised for us last thing on a Friday!
The African Drumming workshop is essential to learn musical through cultures and loads of energetic African rhythms were played and the children thoroughly enjoyed it.
The African Drumming workshop was absolutely superb! Please pass on our thanks for the facilitator for being so engaging, knowledgeable and helpful with the children – they loved their African Drumming experience. I honestly don’t feel it could have been improved – the children and staff loved the workshop. Primary Workshops were polite and professional at all times and made the booking process a doddle! The workshop facilitator was highly engaging, knowledgeable and extremely well organised – the children adored all of the songs, chants and pupil/teacher participation (they still sing the schools in school in their free time!). Our children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the African Drumming workshop and learned so much! Many thanks to you all!
The facilitator had great enthusiasm, it was well organised and easy for the children to follow.
The workshop was fun and engaging. Children from Nursery to Year 5 had a great time learning a Bollywood dance routine. The facilitator was amazing and her enthusiasm shone in all workshops.
It was perfect! The facilitator was absolutely brilliant – she really engaged all the children doing Samba and Cha Cha and they had a blast!
The facilitator was absolutely fantastic. She was so good with the children and coped really well with SEN children and their needs. The dance was just the right level for the children and the facilitator was unphased by the unexpectedly large audience at the end of the day!
This was a brilliant day for both staff and pupils alike, it was well organised and the facilitator came in and set everything up with ease. All the children were extremely excited and all of the staff said how amazing the facilitator was with the children no matter the age. The children had great fun and went home learning a new skill and thoroughly enjoyed themselves doing so.
Children were thoroughly engaged and enjoyed getting to have a go at something they had not tried before. The facilitator was very interactive and made it so much fun for the children – and the adults! We will definitely be booking again and would highly recommend!
The preparation and delivery of the workshop was great. The facilitator was really good and the children responded well to him. The workshop was informative and the children all learned a lot that day/ They enjoyed the drumming and dancing and enjoyed sharing this wit the rest of the school.
This was one of the MOST engaging and fun workshops I have ever been a part of. The children were engaged from the start! The staff were loving it! The dancer was a brilliant facilitator and should be commended in how hard he worked with the children and he should also be thanked for all the fun we had – pupils AND staff!
The facilitator was wonderful at engaging the children. There have been any smiling faces and feedback has been incredibly positive.! The facilitator was energetic and really engaging – everyone was having lots of fun and are full of smiles! He has even had some of our teaching staff up dancing!!!!!!!
I wanted to say a big thank you for organising the amazing drumming workshop we had today! Every child, member of staff, visiting parent said how great he was! Full of energy and passion for music and the African culture. On behalf of everyone at our school – thank you! I couldn’t be happier with how the day went. Thank you again for all your help!
This exciting workshop promises to engage, excite and inspire children to explore Science in a hands on way. Using resources which gets all children involved, the workshop challenges their initial thoughts and inspires them to think outside the box. Resources are well presented and unusual to the children, providing awe and wonder. A great workshop to inspire all.
Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. They had so much fun and the facilitator was fantastic with the children.
A super workshop that kept all the children engaged regardless of their academic ability. It was a wonderful start to our topic.
The pupils had a great experience with the workshop. The facilitator was an excellent teacher and made all of the children really engaged with humour and fast paced learning.
The dance workshop really engaged a wide range of pupils!
Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. They had so much fun and the facilitator was fantastic with the children.
A super workshop that kept all the children engaged regardless of their academic ability. It was a wonderful start to our topic.
We loved it! It was nice and pacey with a dance at the end!
We loved the workshop and I can’t think of a way to improve it. The facilitator was full of energy and engaged all the children from the very start. He combined lots of other aspects; explaining why drums were important for communication and what they were made of. Every child was involved and really enjoyed the active drumming session.
The session was interactive and enjoyable, the introduction and description of how and when this type of music would be played was a really great addition, it gave the children meaning and understanding of what they were doing. The facilitator was interested in what the children knew and the children enjoyed showing off the knowledge they have learnt in their topic. I was pleased that all children were able to have a go at playing an instrument and that they learned a variety of conductor signals to follow and a tune to play and perform. An enjoyable and informative experience for all.
It was absolutely fantastic and the facilitator was great with the children from Nursery to Year 6.
We really enjoyed our African Dance workshop today. The children and adults all had great fun taking part and learnt lots of new moves. The facilitator was lovely and friendly. Thank you very much for a fab day!
The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and did not want it to end! It was very exciting and sounded amazing. The teacher was excellent in musical skills, presentation and interaction with the children. We would definitely like to book again next year.
The drumming session was loved by all of our pupils. They were able to take part or feel that they were part of the sessions. It was good to see them discover what they could do with the drums and the interplay with others.
The sessions were targeted well at individual groups. All classes joined in enthusiastically. Children were taking about how much fun they had and asking if we could book again.
The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the day from the start to the end. The facilitator was extremely talented and entertained the children with her demonstrations. The workshops were age appropriate and all children could take part. A fabulous day had by all!
It was superb, the facilitator was a fabulous teacher and she managed to teach the children some incredible dances within a short period of time.
The children thoroughly enjoyed the dance workshop, which culminated in proudly showing them to their parents at our Platinum Jubilee Celebrations. They all participated and showed off their dance skills with pride. Thank you for being so accommodating. We would highly recommend.
The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the day. The facilitator had an excellent rapport with the class and had a kind but firm approach. Everyone was involved in working as a team and enjoyed performing to the other classes at the end of the day.
As a school, we had a great day of dancing and absolutely loved the facilitator who provided the workshop yesterday. We definitely want to book again for next year! The children are still dancing to the moved they learned!
The facilitator was very friendly and was able to adapt the workshop well around the bad weather. The children enjoyed the workshop and were happy to showcase what they had learned to their grown ups.
Our children really enjoyed the dance that they did and had a great day. The dances were taught very clearly and the instructor was very positive and encouraging. Everything was well structured and well organised. Thank you!
The facilitator was extremely well prepared. She was organised, efficient and very calm when setting up with the use of the school’s IT. The facilitator worked with each class as if it were her first and put the children at ease using lovely warm up games. Even children who are normally a little shy were quick to be involved. The dance sessions were really well structured, building up slowly and in such a way that the facilitator was able to establish the level and ability of each class, quickly picking out those who needed support. The girls loved dressing up in their costumes and bells. There was a great sense of achievement when the girls produced their final dace. Fabulous!
Warm and welcoming facilitator who clearly had skill and passion for his craft. He had a connection with the children and adapted his style to suit the young age.
All the children enjoyed the workshop regardless of age or ability and the facilitator quickly spotted the children that needed additional support. He was brilliant at including them. There were enough drums for all the children to take part and this was key as EYFS needed the hands on experience to remain focused.
We found the workshop engaging, appropriate to the age of the children and very dynamic!
The workshop was amazing. The children loved it. The facilitator was amazing with the children. The staff were extremely helpful with the booking. They made sure it was tailored for us.
An invaluable experience for our children. The facilitator was amazing with the children; he captivated them, inspired them and encouraged them to enjoy themselves. He shared some specific knowledge and explained things clearly to the children. He adapted to different situations and to the children’s needs. We had the best day and it was incredible to see 120 of our children drumming, dancing and singing all together. Thank you!
We found the workshop engaging, appropriate to the age of the children and very dynamic!
The facilitator was extremely well prepared. She was organised, efficient and very calm when setting up with the use of the school’s IT. The facilitator worked with each class as if it were her first and put the children at ease with lovely warm up games. Even children who are normally a little shy were quick to be involved. The dance sessions were really well structured, building up slowly and in such a way that the facilitator was able to establish the level and ability of each class, quickly picking out those who needed support. The girls loved dressing up their costumes and they loved having the bells. There was a great sense of achievement when the girls produced their final dance. Fabulous!
The facilitator was absolutely fantastic with the children ranging from Y2 to Y5 – he adapted his teaching to suit their ages and abilities and was very engaging. The children loved the chance to play a range of different drums to learn different techniques. It really brought our Carnival day to life!
It was a really fantastic day. The workshop was a fantastic opportunity for the children to explore tempo and rhythm and to practise some call and response. The session was fast-paced and enabled the children to have a lot of time playing the djembe drums. The facilitator was a wonderful leader for our children and we would love to invite you back in the future.
The Circus Skills workshop was fun and engaging. The children really enjoyed the sessions and the activities challenged them to be resilient and keep on trying.
The workshops were absolutely amazing. I have never in my 25yrs of teaching had a whole school event that has been enjoyed by all staff from Reception to Year 6. The facilitator was wonderful with all the children and staff and every child was fully engaged and participating throughout the whole of the session. WE all smiled and had fun from beginning to end.
I would just like to say how much we have enjoyed having you with us for the last 2 days. It has been wonderful. Every member of staff that has been part of the workshops have said how wonderful the facilitator was with the children and how engaged the children were. Even our more reluctant learners were having the best time during the workshops. You were just fabulous with the children and the staff so amenable to changes out of our control! I have never had a workshop for the whole school where every class from Early Years to Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed the experience and didn’t want it to end. My class were so cross when they found out you were in again today but they couldn’t go! Please pass on our thanks and gratitude to everyone involved. We will definitely be booking again.
Just wanted to say a big thank you on behalf of our school for such a wonderful workshop! The children had a fantastic time and the facilitator was amazing with the children. We were so impressed and will definitely book again for next year!
Just wanted to say a very big thank you to you guys for providing a very suitable yoga workshops here yesterday morning. The children absolutely loved it and said they’d love to do this regularly! We would love to have you back!
The facilitator is an excellent teacher and provided the children with a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and produce some excellent work. Their confidence grew hugely and they all had a great time.
The facilitator was very professional and engaged all the children. She got them all dancing straight away. They came out of the session with new dance moves and were able to perform to each other at the end of the day which was a joy to see after being in their class bubbles for so long.
The facilitator was excellent wit the children and they really enjoyed the sessions.
The children really enjoyed the dances, even the boys! The end performance was full of energy and showed how much they had learnt.
From start to finish, the facilitator kept the children engaged and eager to see what would happen next. He created great anticipation.
Every child had the opportunity to participate in the workshops as there were enough drums for every child. The children were engaged throughout the workshops and learned so many facts, as the instructor was very knowledgeable! It’s a learning experience which the children will never forget about.
The workshop was fantastic. The children and staff really enjoyed the workshop and we feel it does not need to improve in any way. It was wonderful how it was slowly built and developed. It had links to what is currently being taught in class (Rama and Sita) and also linked to many other curriculum topics. The person visiting us captured the children’s interests well.
Thank you very much for delivering a superb workshop. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
The facilitator was excellent. He differentiated the workshops for the age of the children. Everyone had a great day.
Very professionally run, with excellent facilitators who engaged perfectly with a variety of different age groups.
The workshop was hands-on, age appropriate and fast paced so even the youngest children were engaged from the offset.
The workshop was amazing. We were absolutely thrilled with the morning and wouldn’t have changed a thing. It was truly magical. The children and staff loved everything. We loved the way that every child was involved and that they not only had plenty of time to learn new skills but they also performed their skills to their friends at the end. It was truly magical and a wonderful experience for all involved.
Very exciting day for all the pupils from Reception to Year 3. They were highly motivated and engaged with the Bollywood dancing and beats! The facilitator enthused all our pupils of all ability groups – this was fabulous to see. What an entertaining day and a super way to celebrate the coming of Diwali! Thank you for an amazing day – there was definitely a positive “Bollywood Buzz” around school for all staff and pupils who worked with the facilitator today.
Our workshop was engaging with outstanding results
The workshop was absolutely perfect. Everything we needed from the workshop was delivered in such a fab way. Really enjoyable and perfect. The facilitator was so down to Earth and make the workshops fun, exciting and engaging for our children, including some of our more challenging children. Everyone was praising the workshops and saying how amazing the facilitator was with the children. They learned so many skills and had a lot of un. It was a brilliant way to start our topic.
It was a super day. The children really enjoyed doing the Maypole dancing which was not something most of them have experienced before. The facilitator was friendly, patient and very hardworking. Thanks for a great workshop!
The children and adults absolutely loved the workshops. Everyone had great fun and the final performances were wonderful to watch. It was brilliant!
The workshop was fantastic and the facilitator is a credit to yourselves. It was a fantastic workshop, appropriate for all ages. Fun and engaging for all (including the adults) and the performance at the end of was a no-pressure dance which was great for all participants and the audience.
The facilitator always delivers a fantastic workshops for all ages. I have no comments for improvements. She is a talented dancer and communicator. The children absolutely love your workshops.
It was literally perfect! It was a fabulous opportunity for our children. They were so engaged and really enjoyed the experience!
The children had a highly engaging and eventful day. They were enthusiastic and enjoyed working on new skills.
The facilitator was very friendly and all the children thoroughly enjoyed it. He included all children especially our SEN children.
The children really enjoyed the drumming. They listened brilliantly as he was very engaging. The children enjoyed the immersive hands on experience and were in awe of how talented he was they really had fun. The children were so engaged and having fun! Lovely range of singing and playing. The children were absolutely buzzing and inspired.
I just wanted to say what a great day we’ve had! The facilitator was friendly and very knowledgeable. I was running my own workshops in the hall so didn’t see much myself, but have had fantastic feedback from other staff and pupils. The facilitator brought a range of items for children to play which linked to our topic perfectly and the whole day went brilliantly.
We really enjoyed the sessions today. The children absolutely LOVED it. The dancer was great – please pass on my thanks!
The workshop was excellent. It was appropriately paced, highly engaging and hugely enjoyable. Teaching staff were quick to feedback how successful each workshop had been and how much the children enjoyed it. Some feedback from children included “amazing” and “unlike anything I had ever done before”. Hugely impressed with the workshop leader: he was approachable, energetic and engaging.
Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to you for a super Indian Dance workshop yesterday. She pitched it just right for all the different ages and really inspired the children.
Please convey my sincere thanks for today’s drumming workshop. Our children really enjoyed the opportunity to make music with the facilitator and it was wonderful to watch them develop their skills over the course of the workshops.
I wonder if you could pass on a huge thank you to the facilitator for a fantastic day today! The children absolutely loved their drumming experience and I was amazed at how quickly they were able to pick up on the drumming techniques with his instruction! I know that the children will look back very fondly on their day, so many thanks again.
I just wanted to write and say a massive thank-you to your facilitator. He was a colossal hit with everyone (adults and children) and managed to gauge the children perfectly. The length of the show at the start was ideal and the children loved participating with the facilitator helping them where necessary.
I would just like to say what an amazing day we had yesterday doing the Chinese Dragon workshop. The facilitator was just fantastic and engaged all the children from start to finish. I hope she had a fun day too and we look forward to booking again.
I just wanted to send an email of thanks to you and Nadia for the organising of the Chinese Dance Workshop. It was absolutely amazing and has been the talk of Pre Prep from children to teachers and even parents. The children had a wonderful time, they were transfixed by your artist and the dancing/props. Unfortunately I wasn’t there on the day but this feedback was from my Assistant Head who saw lots of the groups. A very special thanks to you al – from what I’ve heard from many staff, the day was fantastic! Once again, thank you for the fantastic workshop.
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for such a wonderful and hands on experience. Both my class and the older children thoroughly enjoyed their workshop, and the facilitator made it so much fun and interactive.
I wanted to email and say how fantastic our workshop was. The children were so engaged, and he pitched it perfectly for all fur classes. The children loved it and it was the perfect ending to our Africa topic.
Just wanted to pass on our thanks to your facilitators who ran our Lion workshop. We had amazing feedback and we are looking forward to working with you guys in the future!
Every dance workshop we have had has been fantastic. Even the boys enjoyed theymselves which can be difficult, especially for the older ones. Staff are very complimentary as well so a big thank you!!
I want to say a huge thank you to you and your facilitators for such a great workshop. The children all thoroughly enjoyed it and I had rave reviews from the adults too.
Just a quick email to commend your facilitator on the workshop today. It was excellent, she was great with the children and they all enjoyed it. It was an amazing day and will recommend to others.
I wanted to say thank you for such an amazing experience. The children were energised, engaged and so happy! They loved having the dances modelled, the stories explained and copying the moves during the workshop. The boys, who I thought might have been a little reluctant to participate, really threw themselves into it. I think this was partly down to the leader being male and so positive and motivating – he really was fab! The show at the end of the day just made us smile. You could see the sense of achievement on the faces of all those performing, and despite a few reservations about performing in front of the school, they did it! And they did it brilliantly! Your leader even got the audience involved at the end.
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for yesterday’s workshop. It was brilliant! The children were engaged throughout and really enjoyed their day. In fact, a lot of the children really thrived! It was lovely to see. The facilitator was fantastic with the children. The children were so enthused and hung on his every word. The children learnt a lot about sustainable living and hit quite a few of their music targets too! We are really keen to make this a yearly workshop. Thank you again for such a wonderful day.
Please can I send my deepest thanks to you and your team for providing such a wonderful day on Monday! It was an amazing success and the children were so enthused by the day. Please can you let everyone who supported the day know what an impact their hard work has had upon our school.
Just a note to thank you for all your efforts in organising to come and work with our boys. It was fantastic, the boys loved the event and we would be keen to repeat it sometime in the future.
Thank you so much for the workshop on Tuesday. The provider was excellent and the girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience. By the end of the morning both classes gave an impressive performance. Best wishes.
Thank you, we absolutely loved our African Drumming workshop. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and we were pleased with the fact that all could participate and be active in the drumming. The instructor was amazing with the children and their enthusiasm showed through the day, exciting the children further. We would be very interested in booking the workshop for next year too.
I really enjoyed it yesterday when you came to do African Drumming with our class. When I walked into the hall I was mind-blown by the drums!. I had never seen anything like it before. On the drums, there were so many different patterns which made them unique. My favourite was the flame. I also really like the bass because it sounded like a gong. Then as we learnt the rhythms we got faster and faster and it got more and more fun.
Thank you for organising everything so well, and at such short notice. The workshops provided were excellent and all the children had a fantastic experience.
We have had this workshop 3 times now, delivered by your drummer, he was very patient with them and the workshop was aimed at their level.
It was amazing! Full participation from the onset. Not really any ways to improve the workshops. Yes, definitely rebooking. We’re booking a ‘Samba’ Drumming Workshop for the week
The workshop was great and all the children had a great time. They thoroughly enjoyed the plays they watched and were enthusiastic about making their own puppets.
Chinese Day went very well and I was very impressed with both of the workshops. Your staff were enthusiastic, knowledgeable and great with the kids.
Dragon dance and music, Chinese fusion cuisine, crafting paper lanterns, calligraphy, yarn resist bamboo art and origami dragons. A glorious day of learning, thank you @PartnershipsDS @PrimaryWorkshop
Well done @stolavesyr4 - thank you for welcoming us!
Today is a Samba kind of day in Year 4! We are enjoying our @PrimaryWorkshop - we can’t wait to share our learning with whole school later on. 🥁 @stolavesprep @StOlavesMusic #stolavesprepcreativity
We are so pleased you had a lovely time @Abraham_Moss, thank you for welcoming us! 🐉
Pupils from Nursery to Y2 celebrated the #LunarNewYear by learning a traditional #DragonDance!
@PrimaryWorkshop visited to work with children who had a great time learning new dances with props and not forgetting 'Dave the Dragon'!
Parents came to watch the Y1 children perform! 4
Year 3 loved Indian Drumming with the very talented King G. They played the dhol drums🥁 and were so engaged.
Thank you so much @KingMall and @PrimaryWorkshop👏
#musicmatters #dhol #bhangra
Thank you for welcoming us so warmly! We hope you had an amazing day!
So…you all know how we say KHS is a friendly and inclusive place? Well, here is the evidence! On Friday, we had an African dance workshop for the pupils and before our poor guest had even signed in, the ladies in the office decided to offer him a proper welcome. ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️
We are so looking forward to visiting @MaundeneSchool next week 🪘