Creative Arts

Drama, Music, Art and Design all flourish at QEH Juniors.

The Junior School benefits from having two rooms dedicated to creative art and design work.

It also has a fully equipped music room which is used for one to one lessons with peripatetic teachers and for group composition work.

The Junior School also has access to the wonderful QEH Theatre and all the boys get involved in the three productions that we perform each academic year.

In the Autumn term, Drama Club members perform in the Schools Shakespeare Festival at the Tobacco Factory.  Their most recent production was A Midsummer Night's Dream, about which the adjudicator said, The cast worked with professionalism and focus throughout the performance day and are a real credit to their school. They performed with confidence and flair, keeping the audience engaged throughout. The design of the piece was faultless, giving it a sense of time and place and creating a world beyond the stage for the audience. Very well done!”

In the Spring term, the younger boys are the focus, when they take to the stage.  Recent productions include Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs and CinderellaFinally, the Summer term comes to a close with the Year 6 leavers' play.  As our boys love to sing as well as act, this is usually a musical and we have enjoyed brilliant performances of Bugsy Malone, Oliver Twist and The Wizard of OzPerforming in a professional theatre gives the boys valuable experience and builds confidence and resilience.

Music is taught weekly to each class by a specialist teacher.  The school has two choirs and instrumental groups which perform regularly throughout the year.

Many boys have lessons from the wide range of peripatetic music teachers who visit QEH Juniors. Our annual music concert provides all the boys with a chance to showcase their musical talents while our informal tea time concerts throughout the year, give the boys the opportunity to perform to a more intimate audience.  The Talent Show at the end of the Autumn term, gives the boys (and staff!) the chance to sing, dance, joke or perform magic to an appreciative, capacity crowd in the QEH Theatre.

Art and Design Technology are taught as part of termly topics in each class, which helps to make creative work more relevant and meaningful for the boys.  There are also weekly clubs for Art and Kit Model Making.

The 16th century artist, Arcimboldo, caught the imagination of Year 4 boys recently and some examples of their work can be seen below. Year 6, meanwhile, have been inspired by the great Pablo Picasso!

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