The creative and performing arts play a significant role in life at Cundall Manor. Art, Textiles, Drama and Music are an important part of the curriculum and all of these subjects are offered at GCSE. Every year group up to Year 8 participates in a public performance, whether that be a musical theatre production, a play, a series of sketches or a music & poetry evening.
Around 200 individual instrumental, singing and drama lessons take place every week, and many pupils are invited to participate in ensembles or as soloists at the various events that take place throughout the year. Exams are offered with the ABRSM, LAMDA, Rock School and Music Teachers’ exam boards.
At Cundall Manor we encourage children to engage with experiences that are beyond their comfort zones, to develop resilience, coping mechanisms, flexibility, and the ability to problem-solve creatively. The sense of achievement and pride that comes from having overcome these obstacles and delivering a successful performance to an appreciative audience is highly rewarding.
As well as developing these skills, here at Cundall we recognise the cross curricular benefits of the arts and their positive impact on ones mental health, offering an outlet for emotional expression and a space to reflect on feelings. They encourage interactions between people in a positive social setting, promoting a sense of belonging and community.
For all these reasons, we are passionate about the arts, and we are happy to welcome audiences to the various events that take place throughout the year.