Expressive Arts

Pupils learn about:- art and design; dance; drama; music and presentation and performance across the expressive arts.

In Art, the main areas for development are drawing, painting, printing, collage and three dimensional works. Learning experiences in the use of different techniques and a variety of media are explored at each stage as well as an appreciation of the work of others.


In Dance, both traditional and expressive forms are experienced.


In Drama, various activities covering everything from language, movement and dance to full scale performances are explored. A particular highlight is our school Christmas Show. Pupils are provided with opportunities to develop their skills in role play, mime and speech in individual, group and whole class situations.


In Music, pupils invent, perform and listen to music which develop their vocal and instrumental skills and equip them with basic levels of musical literacy. All children are given opportunities to work with pitched and unpitched percussion and from Primary 5 upwards, there is the opportunity to play brass, woodwind, bagpipes or drums under expert tuition.