We believe in the importance of the Creative Arts
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We believe in the importance of the Creative Arts.
Music is taught throughout the school in our dedicated Music Room. We also have facilities for peri lessons in our fully equipped practice rooms which are used for one-to-one lessons with peripatetic teachers and for group composition work.
We have two choirs with the Chamber Choir being dressed in our traditional blue coat uniform. We also have regular small groups including guitar and ukulele as well as brass ensemble.
All pupils sing or perform in our Carol Concert whilst our annual Music Concert provides all the boys with a chance to showcase their musical talents. The Talent Show in the middle of the Spring term is always a highlight, giving the boys (and staff!) the chance to sing, dance, joke or perform magic to an appreciative, capacity crowd in the QEH Theatre.
Drama is taught each week and we have access to the wonderful QEH Theatre. Performing in a professional theatre gives the boys valuable experience and builds confidence and resilience.
All the boys get involved in the productions that we perform each academic year. These include the years 3 and 4 play in the Spring term and Leavers’ Play at the end of the Summer term.
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.