At St Werburgh's we place great importance on this aspect of the Curriculum. Not only does it help children to express themselves as individuals and work creatively together but also provides children with cultural capital and a way to be successful beyond subjects like Maths, English and science.
It not only helps them to appreciate the beauty and power of the performing arts themselves but is also enables them to understand the power of “the team” in creating such a project and that each person has a valuable part to play.
The performing arts are critical, as with the visual arts, in giving children that sense of “awe and wonder” which we hope will be something they develop throughout their lives! It also develops their self-confidence, self worth and appreciation of others.
In our Music Curriculum, all children sing and have opportunities to play percussion instruments and listen to and appreciate a wide range of music. In year 5 all children learn to play the clarinet and have the opportunity to play with the world famous Halle orchestra.
There are opportunities to further develop this in clubs such as Recorder Club and to perform at the Wirral Music Festival, The Big Sing and the Catholic School's Advent Service.
Children also learn to speak clearly and in the appropriate style for a variety of purposes, such as presentations within their own and other classes and in drama.