No classes at the moment but able to give workshops if parents organise space and children
classes for young people
Do you want to learn to spin on your head or back flip into a hand stand? Are you interested in drumming? Capoeira is an exciting mix of music, dance, martial arts and Afro-Brazilian culture. Come and experience, at first hand, the original moves behind classic hip-hop and breakdance…
When and where?
Our capoeira classes take place in various schools, youth and community centres around London and the South East. The classes are taught by Mestre Fantasma (Simon Atkinson) and his students. Through years of teaching, Mestre Fantasma has developed innovative teaching methods that inspire and motivate young people from all backgrounds.
Capoeira in schools and youth organisations
Project gem, a UK charity (No.1090376), and East London Capoeira (ELC) are experienced in delivering capoeira workshops, assemblies and regular classes in Primary and Secondary schools. Capoeira is both an excellent way to engage young people in physical activity and, owing to its Afro-Brazilian roots and slave origins, it is also a powerful tool to promote diversity and to raise cultural awareness.
Capoeira can help schools to deliver their curriculum requirements:
– Cross-curriculum dimensions: Identity & cultural diversity, Healthy lifestyles, Community Participation, Global dimension and Creativity & critical thinking
– Core curriculum links: Citizenship, PSHE, Music, Geography, PE, History , MFL
If you are interested in offering capoeira in your school or youth organisation, please contact us.
“The capoeira classes have been fantastic so far and the girls are responding really well. The uptake has increased since the club started as the girls have told others how good the club is. Thanks for linking us up with this group, it has been great.” Sarah Maguire, PE teacher, Haggerston Girls School
Safeguarding young people
The safety and protection of young people is our top priority. We have a child protection policy which was developed in conjunction with the NSPCC. The policy is adhered to by all staff who are fully CRB checked. If you have any questions or concerns about a child’s safety, please contact us immediately. firstname.lastname@example.org or Henry.Franklin@tritax.co.uk
“Thank you very much for coming along and running the capoeira workshops at our Winter Games. I know very well that the young people were very impressed and excited about capoeira. Thank you so much for making the day such a huge success.” Wen Zheng, Sports Inspired, East London Director