Online student workshops


Student workshops can be delivered online or face to face to increase student’s knowledge and awareness of Asia. Workshops provide authentic, hands-on ways for students to build cultural competency in different curriculum areas through a range of experiences such as Rakugo storytelling, Bollywood dance, taiko drumming and Wushu kung fu.

Online workshops are suitable for students learning in the classroom or from home.

Workshops are funded by the Asia New Zealand Foundation and available to schools at no cost.

Currently we are only offering online workshops, but hope to run face-to-face workshops in due course.

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About the workshops

Delivery

Online workshops will be delivered via a combination of livestreaming and pre-recorded videos using the same platforms your school uses for online learning. Workshops are delivered by external organisations.

Duration

Each workshop is designed for one lesson (45-60 mins).

Availability

We can provide two workshops per school as an initial trial; if your school would like to run more workshops, check out Experience Asia funding.

 Currently we have 4 online workshops focusing on different curriculum areas:

  • Rakugo workshop - Drama, English and Japanese
  • Taiko drumming workshop – Music and Japanese
  • Bollywood dance workshop – Dance, social studies and drama
  • Wushu Kung fu workshop – PE, Mandarin and social studies.

Rakugo workshop

Students can experience traditional Japanese storytelling and learn about the rules and props used to create kobanashi (short stories).

Worksheets will be provided after the online workshop to guide students through creating their own Rakugo story.

Workshops can be delivered in English or a combination of Japanese and English, and are suitable for all levels, especially for drama, English and Japanese classes. Workshops delivered by English Rakugo New Zealand.

To find out more and book in a Rakugo workshop please contact education advisor Yasheeka Bertram [email protected]

Taiko drumming workshop

 

A group of taiko drummers drummingStudents will learn the background of Japanese taiko drumming as well as its basic patterns and techniques.

There are a number of items students could use as a replacement of drums at school and home. Workshops are suitable for all levels, especially for music and Japanese classes.

Workshops delivered by Tamashi Taiko Drummers

To find out more and book in a Taiko drumming workshop please contact education advisor Mei Law: [email protected].

Bollywood dance workshop

Girls dancing on stage

Students can learn Indian Bollywood dance online with professionals and understand the background of Bollywood.

Workshops are suitable for all levels, especially for dance, social studies and drama classes.

Workshops will be delivered in a combination of livestreaming and videos. Workshops will be delivered by delivered by Aaja Nachle School of Bollywood Dance.

To find out more and book in a Bollywood dance workshop please contact education advisor Mei Law: [email protected].

Wushu kung fu workshop

A man demonstrating Wushu kung fu moves

Students will learn the history and background of Wushu while practising basic steps and movements of Chinese kung fu.

Students will also learn some cultural etiquette and apply basic steps and movements to learn three different routines.

Workshops are suitable for all levels of physical education and Chinese language classes. Workshops delivered by New Zealand Wushu.

To find out more and book in a Wushu workshop, please contact education advisor Mei Law: [email protected]