Education

MaypoleSchools ask for a fascinating range of workshops based on the folk traditions of where we live, including broom dancing, maypole, morris and country dancing. We always use live music adding depth to the experience and we encourage creativity – we love to see folk tradition evolve in front of our eyes!

We are hub partners with Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton Music Hubs working closely with them developing larger school projects, such as ceilidhs where young musicians can play at their own level with professional folk musicians for dancers from different schools.

Beginner Ukulele Pack

The FolkActive team have developed a beginner ukulele pack for use in KS2 WICT sessions. It's been piloted with Southampton Music Hub and contains powerpoint videos and slides to guide KS2  pupils and staff through a  series of 5 lessons  as they learn uk...
FolkActive Youth Ensemble

FolkActive Youth Ensemble

FolkActive Youth Ensemble welcomes young players of any instrument at Grade 3 standard or above. We meet monthly on Sunday mornings during term time at Cantell School, Violet Road, Southampton SO16 3GJ. Tunes are taught by ear and then used to explore...
Schools Workshops

Schools Workshops

FolkActive Schools workshops are: Active!  Delivered with energy, skill and good humour, bringing local folk dance and music traditions to life in schools. Relevant to Hampshire’s cultural heritage. Where possible tailor made for each school’s loca...
FolkActive Schools Ceilidh

FolkActive Schools Ceilidh

Our FolkActive Schools Ceilidh package aims to support schools wanting to promote awareness of traditional British culture in active and creative ways. Traditionally, a ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) was a social gathering which could include music,...