Central to the creative arts is a focus on performance. Throughout the year, all children will work with their teachers and artists in residence to develop, create and perform class assemblies. Assemblies are a brilliant opportunity for children to work collaboratively and think creatively. An opportunity to weave learning from across the curriculum with art, dance, music and drama and showcase their learning to the wider school community.
Every year, we encourage all children to stage their own production. Taking a script, the children will take responsibility for all aspects of the production from props to music to lighting. Working with our team of artists in residence, the results are always phenomenal and a true highlight for all in the school calendar.
As part of our annual Eisteddfod festival of culture, all children are invited to contribute, create and perform as part of a whole school cultural celebration. Giving the children further opportunities to share and express their creativity and imagination.
At the end of each term, children will stage a sharing exhibition and performance where we invite the wider school community into school to celebrate the children’s learning from across the curriculum. An immersive and often interactive experience, it provides a unique opportunity to showcase their talents and success.
In addition to their own performances, children will visit the theatre, see an art exhibition, a museum exhibition and experience a live music performance at least once a year.
The school has worked with leading arts organisations such as Shakespeare Schools’ Festival, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, the Globe, the Unicorn Theatre, Rambert Dance Company, Young Voices, Punch Drunk Theatre, The Thames Festival and seeks out the best creative opportunities for all children that add life to their learning and help enrich their cultural capital.
Theatre visits are made financially possible by donations from the PTA who support the school’s commitment to the cultural development of every pupil.