“Music is a powerful and unique form of communication that can change the way learners feel, think and act it brings together intellect feeling and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development”
Music is an important part of the curriculum at Penruddock School. We believe that enjoyment and participation in musical based activities develop pupil’s abilities to listen carefully, to make judgements about musical quality and
develop their own independent thinking skills. Learning music increases self discipline, aesthetic sensitivity and eventually fulfilment. Within school our curricular provision is enhanced and extended by the use of
experienced teachers, visiting musicians and musical groups from our local community and beyond, however, a lot of learning in music takes place beyond the time allocated for this subject within the school curriculum.
We offer opportunities for pupils to extend their experiences through traditional instrument tuition and we currently have pupils learning strings and guitar. Tuition is provided during the school day by experienced peripatetic music teachers. We believe that these opportunities enrich our curricular provision and develop greater creativity.
In an exciting new project in school, pupils from Years 4, 5 and 6 are all learning to play the tin whistle. This project is now entering its third year and the impact of this tuition not only on the children's technique and specific skills but also on their sense of achievement and esteem has never been more evident that when playing in a concert for their parents and wider community.