Creative Arts

We are extremely proud of our very strong and successful teaching and learning in the creative arts. In recognition of our work in this area we were awarded the Artsmark Gold Award by the Arts Council for our commitment to teaching in the Arts in June 2009.

Creative arts include dance, drama, music, art, design, creative writing, photography and dance-drama. All children are involved in all aspects of the creative arts. They learn very specific skills and many valuable life skills through collaborative work that they undertake whilst working in the arts.

Our children work with a wide range of professional artists during their time at Low Furness. We regularly work with professional dancers and choreographers, classical and modern musicians, authors (including the then Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo), cartoonists, artists and potters.

We believe in developing children’s skills through extended work and we regularly work with Artists in Residence. Our most recent work has been with a professional ceramic artist who has worked with the whole school to produce a 3D ceramic outdoor garden.

All children are involved in our school productions. Major productions take place each Christmas and at the end of every other summer term. They range from traditional Nativity Plays that celebrate our Christian ethos to professionally supported musicals such as Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Children also plan, produce and take part in fashion, talent and art shows.

In addition to the Arts being taught on a weekly basis we offer a range of after-school activity clubs that help to develop the arts in other specific sessions. These clubs include Choir, Recorder, Drama, Journalist, Art and Dance.

In addition we have close links with local secondary schools that provide many music tuition opportunities.