At Reay, we recognise the importance of the arts in developing a range of thinking skills and in encouraging children to take risks and problem solve. We understand that the arts can also play a vital role in the health and wellbeing of our pupils, in building their confidence and self-esteem and in exploring and celebrating our similarities and differences. Above all, we know that students love to participate in art and design, drama, music and dance activities and that they are fully engaged when doing so.
We therefore incorporate the arts into all aspects of our curriculum from the teaching of languages and literacy to developing our knowledge of history and geography topics. We make strong links between drama and learning through our use of the ‘Mantle of the Expert’ method of teaching and we give children a wealth of opportunities to sing and to learn instruments. We also provide a wide- variety of arts linked after-school clubs from pottery to Arts Award and dance.
The importance that we place on the arts at Reay is clear to see when walking around our stimulating, creative environment where you can see the high-standard of work produced by our students.