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Unbeatable Energy – African Drumming Workshops for Schools Yorkshire and the Midlands

Location(s)1 Chancet Wood Rise Greenhill Sheffield S8 7TT
Key StagesEYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Special SchoolsYes
Public Liability10,000,000
Enhanced DBSYes
FeesPlease contact us with details of your requirements
Administration Service Administered by the provider

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Drumming and percussion are fantastic avenues for self-expression, building confidence and developing communication skills, at the same time as introducing children to cultures they are unlikely to have experienced. Bringing Unbeatable Energy into your school is about team building, excitement and a great sense of achievement.

We have unrivalled experience of working with schools as part of the national curriculum for children of all ages, and the impact on children, teachers and parents alike is incredible. We also provide the following:

Samba Drumming workshops

Boomwhacker workshops 

Staff Training and Well Being Workshops


These workshops are an exciting hands-on opportunity for children of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to experience the thrill and excitement of African hand drumming.

Everyone in a class will be given an authentic African drum to participate in an unforgettable group experience – an experience which provides an insight into the sounds, beats and energy of an African village and tribal life.

during the workshop we will

  • teach simple multi-part rhythms
  • show the children how to make different sounds on African djembe drums
  • give them easy ways to feel and access the beat
  • teach them how to listen and follow groups and teams
  • create opportunities for them to express themselves through ‘drum rumbles’ and making their own improvised rhythms
  • bring a whole range of additional hand percussion providing timbre and pitch to the sound of the drums
  • incorporate songs and rhythm games that provide valuable lessons in communication and team work

as a result children will

  • gain a creative lift which gives them a great boost of confidence
  • feel engaged and included in a collective mood of group celebration
  • gain an awareness of other musical cultures and traditions
  • further develop key musical skills in line with National curriculum guidelines

curriculum friendly

Our drumming workshops can be linked to support others areas in the school curriculum such as Science and Physical Education, and are often used as part of:

  • arts weeks
  • enrichment days
  • Africa topics
  • black history month
  • cultural awareness days

Our team have a refreshing, vibrant and open style with plenty of experience working with children. Having visited West Africa on a number of occasions to study Gambian, Guinean and Senegalese rhythm and dance, we draw on these influences to make a session with Unbeatable Energy an unforgettable musical experience for everyone involved.


Thank you for yet another fantastic drumming workshop. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the session today and are really enthusiastic about the follow-up work that we have planned with other percussion instruments. From the beginning to the last moment, every child was focused on the task and keen to pick up the new rhythms that you introduced. We will look forward to seeing you again next year!
Tamara Jones, Y5 Teacher Brumby Junior School

The whole experience was energising and exciting, inspiring even the most timid of our children to participate fully in the sessions. It was lovely to see the excitement and enjoyment on the children’s faces as they responded and contributed to the rhythms and patterns which you and they wove together to make such wonderful sounds. Thank you so much. It was certainly a day to remember.
Liz Rosser, Headteacher, Longwood Community Infants School

I'm still feeling uplifted after watching yourself, my daughter and all the children in her class take part in your drumming workshop today. It was fantastic and so upbeat - I can't believe they learnt all that in a day! Great energy, rhythm, team work, enthusiasm and dancing, not to mention audience participation... Brilliant! Well done!
Katrina O'Kane, Parent of Y4 Pupil

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