Art & Drama

Creative thinking and imagination find expression in the performing and visual arts. Drama provides an opportunity for children of all abilities to interact, role play, share ideas and listen to each other. Pupils approach drama with energy and enthusiasm and everyone has great fun as they develop their talents and gain new skills, all of which are enthusiastically demonstrated in performances throughout the year.

The visual arts are equally inspiring. Our children are encouraged to be creative and to enjoy the process of making for its own sake. Every pupil is taught to develop his or her own skills to a level of competence that allows self-expression and confidence when working within a variety of different and exciting media.

In the six years between the ages of 7 and 13, we offer the broadest possible syllabus, giving all pupils a foundation from which to make choices and specialise in the run-up to GCSE. The practical art and craft sessions are planned to expand each individual’s skills, and to encourage imagination and experimentation within a framework of knowledge about other artists, including those from the past, the present and different cultures.

We regularly invite, local artists to join us to work with the children on a project over a whole day, making use of the surrounding park and dramatic architecture. In the course of a year, trips are made to galleries and other places of interest. Flexibility in the schemes of work and timetabling allow us to pursue topics related to current events, ideas initiated by the children, seasonal activities, and links to other subjects in the curriculum or allied to Forest School – some of the best artwork is the immediate response to something unexpected!

To find out more about art at Langley Prep at Taverham Hall School please contact us