The artistic and creative development of our pupils is one of the major objectives of The British School. Through the Arts we aim to develop self-expression, self-discipline, self-esteem and a sense of personal and group achievement.
Art, Drama and Music are taught as specialist subjects from Pre-Nursery to IB level. Every opportunity is given to the pupils to participate in the many dramatic and musical productions and presentations which take place throughout the year.
Art & Design
Art & Design is intended as a broad course exploring practical and critical/contextual work through a range processes. We encourage our students to develop an imaginative, creative and personal response to different material and information, as well as creativity, visual awareness, critical and cultural understanding.
Throughout the years, they are stimulated to develop their ability to record from direct observation and personal experience; to identify and solve problems in visual and/or other forms; by building Confidence, enthusiasm and a sense of achievement in the practice of Art and Design
Drama is a popular and fast-developing area of the highest standards, both within the curriculum and beyond. There are a variety of drama productions each year, undertaken by students throughout the school, both as an integral part of their studies and extra-curricular programme.
The Drama productions are open to the school community on all sites, both children and staff, and involve large numbers both on stage and behind the scenes, enabling members of the cast and crew to work in areas of their own interest and expertise. Other, smaller theatrical presentations are staged as part of other evening events, House Competitions or assemblies.
The school has produced a wide variety of genres of performance, ranging from full scale musicals such as Chicago, Grease, GuysDolls and Little Shop of Horrors, to smaller studio performances of plays such as The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter, The Bald Prima Donna By Eugene Ionesco, Antigone by Sophocles and many other exciting scripted and devised pieces.
The Music department is active with students rehearsing in bands, choirs and percussion groups. We have a great number of students learning instruments through our curriculum classes and through our music curriculum and extra-curricular programme and there are events throughout the year for students to present their skills and talents to their families and friends. Students from Pre-Nursery (2 years-old) to IB (18 years-old) learn about the history of music, and about listening, performing and composing, using music from a wide range of cultures and styles. Children are introduced to several different kinds of instruments, from percussion to strings. In Class 2 they start learning the violin. A Steel Band is also part of the Music programme and children are encouraged to try as many different areas in music as possible.
The Music Department
Welcome to the Music Department. All the staff at The British School are working hard to ensure our students have a very musical education.
All students learn a combination of performance, composition and listening skills with the emphasis on practical work. We have had some outside specialists come to work with our students including the Pimpolhos Samba School and Mixed Company singing group from Yale.
If you are interested in your child learning an instrument through our very active Extracurricular Programme, please contact our ECA Coordinator, Julio Costa: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a range of clubs offered at lunchtimes for students to join in with. These include an upper primary instrumental and singing club, Steel Band, Rock Bands and Staff and Student Choirs. If you are interested in joining any of these clubs please ask your music teacher for information.
We have a large number of events throughout the year, including Founder’s Day, Class Presentations, Urca Music Evening and the Carol Service. The dates for these events can be seen on the school calendar. Please come along to support your child in these events and to enjoy the huge amount of talent that we have in the school.
Ross Thomas from Trinidad works with the Steel Band and other musicians
IB Arts Evening