Head of Department: Ms P Simmonds

Music contributes to the development of pupils and to the school curriculum by providing a powerful and distinctive form of communication and expression.  Music can change the way children feel, think and act.  It affects emotion and moods providing opportunity for personal expression, reflection and emotional wellbeing.  It develops thinking, increasing perception, imagination, creativity and physical co-ordination: skills which can be transferred to other areas of experience and learning.  Music enables children to define themselves in relation to others, their friends, social groups and to the culture in which they live.  Music is an integral part of culture, past and present.

The teaching of music extends everyday experiences, providing opportunities and links between home, school and other outside agencies.  It develops the ability to focus listening and analyse what is heard.  It introduces pupils to different forms of music-making and encourages objective judgement of musical quality.  Music stimulates the acquisition of the skills, attitudes and attributes needed for life such as listening skills, concentration, aural memory, presentation and teamwork.  It also develops creativity, risk-taking, intuition, sensitivity, perseverance and a sense of achievement and enjoyment.

 

Extra Curricular Activities

We have a lively and varied selection of extra curricular activities for your child to partake in. The timetable for these is currently published in the daily Priestlands Pupil Post. This is published in the Latest News Blog on our Homepage.