‘The true purpose of arts education is not necessarily to create more dancers or artists. It is to create more complete human beings who are critical thinkers, who have curious minds, who can lead productive lives.’
Performing Arts allows students to explore the world through exciting, enriching and creative schemes of learning. Here at SRPA within Performing Arts we focus on Drama and Music with an element of Dance at KS3.
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
The Music department at SRPA are passionate about improving the education of all students. Not every student will go on to work in the Music Industry but Music can help every student to realise their dreams and potential, regardless of their chosen field.
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. At SRPA, our high-quality music education engages and inspires students to develop a love of music and skills as musicians, and so increases their self-confidence, discipline, creativity and social skills. As students’ progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, perform and analyse Music from all around the world. Listening to, creating or performing music can sometimes be a moving and even spiritual experience. We encourage students to reflect on the important effect that music has on people’s moods, senses and quality of life. Students at SRPA have the opportunity to encounter music from many cultures and, through their growing knowledge and understanding of the music, they develop more positive attitudes towards other cultures and societies.
Students are offered the opportunity to study a musical instrument with peripatetic teachers. The range of instruments available to learn, covers all of the instrument families. This is in addition to the normal music teaching of the school.
Lastly, we provide a large range of extra-curricular engagement, from Choir and Orchestra, to the Show Band and Music Theory Club. We have opportunities for all to take part in, with performances regularly throughout the year, as well as the annual school show.