“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. Our school choir is directed by a choral master from Carlisle Cathedral and performs regularly in local concerts and services including Christmas service at St Andrews Church Penrith, a regular slot at Center Parcs each year and the Carlisle District Drama and Music Festival.
We offer opportunities for pupils to extend their experiences through paid individual and small group instrument tuition. We currently offer brass, woodwind and guitar lessons. 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.