We believe that every pupil has the potential for artistic creativity and pupils are encouraged and expertly coached so that as they increase in confidence and ability, they also develop open and receptive minds capable of engaging innovatively with ideas and concepts both new and traditional.
Throughout the year, Dance and Drama feature in major School productions. Troupes of actors and dancers of every age, both boys and girls, thrive in our new Dance and Drama studios as well as in our 250 seat Bury Theatre and productions are occasionally taken on tour overseas. Pupils having learnt by their experience of staff led productions are encouraged to take the initiative in managing and directing School performances themselves.
Similarly, under the expert eye of our staff in the Art and Design departments, pupils are encouraged to develop their own styles in a variety of media from the traditional to the more unusual. There is an abundance of options for both the talented artist and the tentative newcomer to explore. Throughout the College a constantly changing display of pupils’ work adds colour, vibrancy and variety to our surroundings.
The opportunities for musicians, too - both gifted and the enthusiast - are many and varied with appropriate tuition provided by dedicated staff in the Music School. Everyone interested is helped and encouraged to tap into their own musicality whether through singing in the choirs or playing in an orchestra, jazz or rock band. Concerts, gigs and other exciting musical projects are regular and important features in the school calendar.
Metamorphoses: Art and Dance collaborative project
The Senior School Art and Dance departments have showcased a collaborated response to Titian’s depiction of Diana and Actaeon, from Ovid’s famous poem Metamorphoses. To see and read more, click here
A cast of pupils from all five Senior School year groups has performed Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers in a fresh and superbly crafted production at the College. To read more, please click here
Jazz and Rock Concert 2012
Bands and soloists raised the Music School's roof this week when amps and microphones were switched on for the Jazz and Rock concert. To read more please click here
19 May 2013