| Performing Arts
Educational research shows that children who participate in the Arts perform better academically and are more engaged in their learning. At Sherborne House, we embed the arts throughout our learning as well as offering opportunities for children to take their skills to a very high level.
The skills learned through participation in the Performing Arts are transferable skills. Not every child who takes a drama exam, for example, will go on to be an actor, but every child will be able to present themselves confidently as they go through life. Understanding that 'practise makes progress', and that the harder they work, the more they can achieve - this is an extremely valuable lesson for life. Learning these skills whilst young, enable children to feel able to face the challenges they may encounter later in life.
This year our children have achieved a 100% exam success rate in both drama (LAMDA) and music (Trinity and ABRSM) exams. They have taken exams in Solo Acting, Musical Theatre, Group Drama, Poetry, Singing, Piano, Classical Guitar, Electric Guitar, Violin, Viola, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone and Trumpet. We pride ourselves in helping children find the correct instrument for themselves and then encouraging them to reach high.
At Southampton Festival of Music and Drama, Sherborne House School's choirs won two cups. Over 150 of our children took part, with over 45 first places and the awarding of many medals.
Our choirs have been proud to raise money for local charities such as University Hospital Southampton, and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance with carol singing in the lead up to Christmas, as well as our two school carol concerts.
Just yesterday, our children from Year 5 and 6 took part in their summer concert. All performers showed brilliant confidence on stage and should be very proud of themselves.
In Design and Technology, the children have focused on creating things, such as, coasters and planters, which will allow them to look back on the skills learned in later years. In Art, the children have taken part in external competitions and in Dance, the children have had a dance workshop in for the whole school as well as our afterschool clubs.
Throughout the Summer term, the children at Sherborne House will continue to be engaged in the Performing Arts and we look forward to seeing the children's confidence continue to grow as they face new challenges.
Watch a round up of our Performing Arts activities this academic year in a video below.