The arts play an important role in the education of all pupils. They encourage the exploration of values, foster imagination and creativity, develop practical and perceptual skills and promote intellectual and aesthetic development.
Expressive Arts is the study of music, art, dance and drama
Learning in, through and about the expressive arts enables children and young people to:
be creative and express themselves in different ways
experience enjoyment and contribute to other people’s enjoyment through creative and expressive performance and presentation
develop important skills both those specific to the expressive arts and those which are transferable
develop an appreciation of aesthetic and cultural values, identities and ideas and, for some, prepare for advanced learning and future careers by building foundations for excellence in the expressive arts.
Within the school curriculum, music can enrich the lives of individual pupils and promote their personal, intellectual and social growth.
The school is very well equipped with musical instruments with visiting instructors of drumming, traditional music and Gaelic song.
Drama and Dance
Children are given a variety of opportunities to express themselves through drama. They are encouraged to develop their knowledge and understanding of themselves and their relationship to others and to real-life events. They have opportunities to develop a story or experience they have met in another area of the curriculum. Performing to an audience is a firm favourite with Christmas musicals, talent shows and class performance
Art and Design
Through art and design, pupils develop their capacity to invent, create and interpret images and objects; design, make and evaluate; and gain insight into technological processes.
During art studies your child will be involved in exploring and using a wide range of media and materials