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Music and Drama

Music

Music is a vehicle of personal expression and creativity, and it plays an important part in the development of children. Experiencing the joy of performing and creating music in groups is at the core of the Music teaching ethos at Twickenham Prep. Pupils have specialist class lessons from Reception right up to Year 8 in our dedicated music rooms, and have the opportunity to sing and play a range of instruments together. A wide range of peripatetic music lessons are available. Current instruments offered include vocal training, piano, guitar, violin, flute, clarinet, saxophone and trumpet.

Music plays a key role in important school events such as our Prize Giving Ceremony and end-of-year concerts, which the children really enjoy. Pupils are encouraged to attend musical clubs and these include Choir, Band, Guitar Group, Ukulele Group, Percussion and Recorder Group. Recently the TPS Choir enjoyed performing at Hampton Court and the Band treated us to some rousing accompaniment at our annual Carol Service!

For more information about Music in the school, please contact Mrs King via the School Office.

Drama

Children love to act and at TPS they develop their confidence and co-operative skills through Drama. In Pre-Prep all of the children take part in the annual Nativity, and in the Prep department there are opportunities for all with regular school productions, musicals and class assemblies. Drama is a separate curriculum subject for pupils in Years 4 to 6. Co-operative work, using voice and acting techniques are eagerly explored. Drama is of course used to support curriculum areas such as English, History, Religious Studies or PSHE.

Pupils also have the opportunity to take part in public speaking competitions within House events and at external festivals to further develop their presenting and performing skills.