Rio Olympic Workshops for Schools!

Why not have an Olympic Opening Ceremony in Your School?

Having an Olympic sporting event? Finding it difficult to engage other subject departments and the Arts within your Olympic Celebration? Then why not organise your own opening ceremony with Bangdrum CIC. Our Brazilian Olympic Carnival Workshop will bring your event to life in ways that students and teachers find irresistible.


Inspired by the 2016 Rio Olympic slogan, 'Live your Passion', we've designed this workshop for pupils to tell their own Olympic inspired story. They will amaze themselves and theiir audience with a ceremony that combines artistic beauty and story-telling through music, dance and visual arts. It's a perfect opportunity to combine arts with sports and bring pupils together in an event for everyone. Bangdrum Olympic Carnival teaches pupils how excellence and personal achievement thrive in a spirit of community and co-operation. We thinks it's gold standard!

Suitable for

All ages.
Small groups to whole school on a ratio of 30 pupils to one Bangdrum tutor.

How it works 

Our Olympic Carnival Arts team will help your pupils to devise Olympic inspired themes: these might include; Olympic motif, Olympic values, Black Olympians etc., or another narrative of their choice. Pupils split into groups and work on different art forms within the production (Brazilian drumming, Brazilian dance, song, visual arts and more if you wish, the possibilities are endless). In the afternoon the different art forms come together to rehearse their part of the show. The final performance is a musical and visual celebration of their achievement in working together to achieve a common goal. They're prize will be the applause of a delighted audience of parents and friends.

Space required

A large space for the opening carnival demonstration by our team and the final performance by your pupils
A space for drummers, with a chair for each child
A suitable space for dancers
A space with desks and chairs for mask-making, costume, puppets.

 Please consider

The possibility that noise levels might disturb non-participating classes
We suggest gym kit or other suitable clothing for dancers

To chat about your Rio Olympic Carnival Workshop contact us today! 



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