Art and Music
At Rhyl we highly value the partnerships we have developed within the Arts community. Each partnership brings a unique learning experience for our pupils, whether as individuals or as a wider collective. These partnerships have inspired our pupils to begin their own artistic or musical journey and we look forward to seeing how they develop.
Children have a weekly music lesson with our music specialist when they learn songs, explore themes from the concert or meet performers.
This year we are working with the following professional organisations:
- Aurora Orchestra (interactive concerts for EYFS)
- Wigmore Hall (interactive concerts Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2)
- Concordia Foundation Young Audiences Project (interactive concerts for Key Stage 2)
- Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment (Key Stage 2)
- The Young Person’s Concert Foundation (Key Stage 2)
As well as these outings to world-class venues across the capital our school is regularly visited by guest musicians. These musicians are often students from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama or The Royal Academy of Music. The Royal Academy also has a special relationship with Rhyl Primary School involving special composing projects. Recently our School Orchestra has worked with composer James Redwood and the Year 4 children wrote a short opera with composer John Webb which is being performed at the Royal Albert Hall. We closely with Camden Music and we participate in Choir Festivals, Primary Bands Night, visits to Rhyl and much, much more over the year.
We aim to provide artistic experiences that give our pupils unique insight into art history, creativity and culture. As part of our curriculum we have half-termly Art days where we will have a whole school focus on a skill, artist or movement. We also ensure outings, such as the National Portrait Gallery, and visits from artists continue to inspire us and develop our creative imagination.
We are thrilled to have partnered with
- National Portrait Gallery
- Little Hands Design
- The London School of Mosaics