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Joliba West African Drum and Dance School – African Drumming Workshops for Schools

Location(s)throughout Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Shropshire, West Midlands and surrounding areas
Key StagesKS1, KS2, KS3, KS4
Special SchoolsYes
Public Liability10,000,000
Enhanced DBSYes
FeesPlease contact us with details of your requirements
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David Woolley has studied in African drumming, dance, singing and music for over 20 years in The Gambia, Senegal and Guinea Conakry, West Africa.

His workshops contain drumming, music, dance, singing, geography, language, culture and many other subjects, all packed into an energy boosting, exciting and amazing experience for school children of all ages.

During his 20 years of experience David has developed an "end of day performance" this is where the children dress in African costumes and headbands to deliver a live performance for parents, teachers and the rest of the school.

David has been returning to West Africa on a regular basis since 1999, as a student and as an Aid for a small charity called Kotu Kids.

David is based in Stoke on Trent and delivers professional workshops throughout Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Shropshire, West Midlands and surrounding areas.


A great 'WOW day' to have as part of our topic which children loved. The practical aspect of the day was amazing. The children learnt lots of facts too. Highly recommend it!
Alice Humphrey, Class Teacher, Oughtibridge Primary School, Sheffield, May 2021

Hello David, Just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful workshop with our Year 1 children. I was really impressed with the content and the pace of the morning sessions. They all achieved so much and the range of instruments they got to experience was really impressive. We have had messages from parents stating how excited the children were when they were telling them all about their day. Thanks again for a great day. Kind regards. Ellen
St Catherine's Primary School, Leyland, Lancashire.

Hi David Thanks so much! They fed back wonderful things about your workshop. The head  said you brought joy to the school. "Hi Rachel We have had David in this morning for the drumming workshop. He was amazing! He spoke to the children well and taught them lots of information.   He got them all involved in playing instruments but also dancing.   The children who danced are not the most confident. It was lovely to  see those children letting go and enjoying themselves. Everyone came to tell me how great he was. Many thanks," Thank so much. Class Teacher.
Church Gresley Infant and Nursery School, Derbyshire.

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