The creative and expressive arts side of the curriculum is an area which we really try hard to embrace in school. Children who struggle with more academic subjects often shine in areas such as music, art, drama and dance. It is important that children get chances to express themselves in a variety of ways and that creativity and imagination are championed. Many of us would agree that one of the main ways in which they find happiness and emotional wellbeing, is through personal expression and enjoyment of the arts. I adore music and nothing beats listening to my favourite songs after a stressful day. Music can bring back memories and help to soothe the soul.
This year, Key Stage Two have been lucky to take part in ‘Arts’ work which was heavily subsidised by lottery funding and run by the Rosehill Theatre. Children were able to see three different theatre shows at the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick and at Rosehill. They worked creatively with a drama specialist and professional artist for a number of weeks and got the chance to learn about theatre production. It was an amazing opportunity and one which I hope we can get the chance to repeat.
This week at the celebration event, the schools who had taken part were given the opportunity to share their learning with their peers in other local schools. It was a wonderful event and a positive one for everyone. I hope you will take the time to look at photos on the website showing our creativity.