St Bartholomews

Expressive Arts

The inspiration and power of the EXPRESSIVE ARTS play a vital role in enabling St Bartholomew’s pupils to enhance their creative talent and develop their artistic skills.expressive arts 1

By engaging in experiences within the expressive arts, pupils have the opportunity to recognise and represent feelings and emotions, both their own and those of others. The expressive arts also play a central role in shaping their sense of personal, social and cultural identity, particularly their Scottish heritage.

Learning in, through and about the expressive arts enables St Bartholomew’s pupils to:

  • be creative and express themselves in different ways
  • experience enjoyment and contribute to other people’s enjoyment through creative and expressive performance and presentation
  • develop important skills, both those specific to the expressive arts and those which are transferable
  • develop an appreciation of aesthetic and cultural values, identities and ideas
  • (for some pupils) develop advanced skills (e.g. learning a musical instrument or participating in competitive events) and acquire an early interest in future careers within the arts.

The expressive arts are rich and stimulating, with the capacity to engage and fascinate learners of all ages, interests and levels of skill and achievement. Our curriculum is organised into:

  • Art and Design
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music

All of these provide St Bartholomew’s pupils with opportunities to be creative and imaginative, to experience inspiration and enjoyment and to develop skills in each of these areas. Our pupils are given regular opportunities to experience and enjoy the energy and excitement of performing and presenting for different audiences and of being part of an audience for others.

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