EXPRESSIVE ARTS

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The inspiration and power of the arts play a vital role in enabling our children and young people to enhance their creative talent and develop their artistic skills.

By engaging in experiences within the expressive arts, young people will recognise and represent ideas and concepts interpreted from the world around them. They can also safely express feelings and emotions, both their own and those of others.

The expressive arts play a central role in shaping our sense of our personal, social and cultural identity. Learning in the expressive arts also plays an important role in supporting young people to recognise and value the variety and vitality of culture locally, nationally and globally.

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 very 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.

 

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

 Mondays

Fashion Club                                       1.10pm                                 Art 1

Photography Club                            1.10pm                                 Art 3

Senior Drama Rehearsals              1.10pm                                 Drama Studio & Study Support

 

Tuesdays

Windband                                           1.20pm                                 Drama Studio

Guitar Ensemble                              1.10pm                                 Music 1

Keyboard Group                               1.10pm                                 Music 2

Senior Art & Design                         3.30pm – 4.15                    Art 1

Study Support

Senior Drama Rehearsals              3.30pm-4.30pm                 Drama Studio & Study Support

 

Wednesdays

Choir                                                     1.10pm                                 Music 2

Fiddle group                                     1.10pm                                 Music 1

Show Choir                                         3.30pm – 4.30pm             Music 1

 

Thursdays

S2-3 Theatre Club                             3.30-4.30pm                       Drama Studio

Samba Band                                                     1.10pm                                 Music 2

Art Culture Club                                1.10pm                                 Art 2

 

The Expressive Arts faculty comprises the departments of Art and Design, Music and Drama. We aim to help every child achieve their potential while learning how to:

  • Be creative and express themselves with confidence
  • Experience enjoyment through performance and presentation
  • Develop important skills, but those specific to the expressive arts and those which are transferable, such as technological abilities, problem solving, group work, imagination and communication
  • Develop a lifelong appreciation of aesthetics and culture in the world around them.

We strongly believe in the importance of offering pupils a range of exciting experiences which foster independent thinking and teach valuable life skills, which help to equip them for life and work beyond school.

 

STAFF

Ms Black

Curriculum Leader
Art & Design Teacher

Ms Haley Ms Howie Ms Combe
  Art & Design
Teacher
Art & Design
Teacher
Art & Design
Teacher
Miss Lundy Mrs Costas Ms Holland Mrs Lane Mr Wilkins
  Curriculum Leader (Acting)

Drama Teacher

Drama
Teacher
Music
Teacher
Music
Teacher
Drama
Teacher

 

 INSTRUCTORS

Miss Nelson Ms Melrose Mr Ferries Miss Morrison
Viola/Violin Double Bass Guitar Percussion/Samba
Ms Senior Ms MacLeod Mr Ross  Mr Forbes
Piano/Keyboard Voice Brass  Woodwind

 

Ms Fleming                                           Mr Lamb                                    Ms Millar

Cello                                                      Woodwind                                 Pipe Major                

                                                                                                                       The Royal High School Pipe Band

 

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