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The arts are a critical part of a

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  • Well-rounded Education in the Modern World

    At Stratford Hall, our students are exposed to a variety of arts instruction in Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).

    Art stimulates young imaginations, challenges perceptions and develops creative and analytical skills. Involvement in the arts encourages students to understand the arts in context and the cultural histories of artworks, thus supporting the development of an inquiring and empathetic world view.
The arts are an integral part of everyday life, permeating all levels of human creativity, expression and understanding. They range from traditional forms embedded in local and wider communities, societies and cultures, to the divergent practices associated with new, emerging and contemporary forms of communication.

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  • Music

    • Music 3x per week in the PYP.
    • Focus on music and movement – the Orff philosophy is used to teach students.
    • Taiko drumming introduced in the MYP.
  • Visual Arts

    • Visual Arts instruction is incorporated into units of inquiry in the PYP, supported by the expertise of the Visual Arts Learning Specialist.
    • Visual Arts elective is introduced in the MYP.
    • Visual Arts is also offered as a DP course. This course encourages students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and boundaries. It is a thought-provoking course in which students develop analytical skills in problem solving and divergent thinking while working towards technical proficiency and confidence as art-makers. In addition to exploring and comparing visual arts form, students are expected to engage in, experiment with and critically reflect upon a wide range of contemporary practices and media. This course is designed for students who want to go on to study visual arts and designs in higher education, as well as for those seeking lifelong enrichment through visual arts.
  • Theatre

    • Co-curricular theatre clubs offered in the PYP.
    • Theatre is offered as an elective course in the MYP.
    • Theatre is offered in the DP. The course is a multifaceted theatre-making course of study. It gives students the opportunity to make theatre as creators, designers, directors and performers. Students will have opportunities to engage actively in the creative process, transforming ideas into action as inquisitive and productive artists. Through the study of theatre, students become aware of their own personal and cultural perspectives, developing an appreciation of the diversity of theatre practices, their processes and their modes of presentation.