Our highly skilled creative arts team deliver an exciting theme based curriculum, teaching communication and social skills through music, dance and drama. Our style is based on the principles of Intensive Interaction, with each student having their own voice. Progress is made through enjoyment, motivation, encouragement and a setting that allows your wildest imaginings to become a possibility.
Each year we create a new environment that is realistic, versatile, educational and fun. This allows our students to experience and explore a time or place that they would otherwise struggle to appreciate. Our topics have included Ancient Egypt, the circus, Narnia and the jungle. It is sensory, experiential, collaborative learning in the extreme!
Participation, whether active or passive, is dictated by each individual, meaning they have the control. Our aim is to raise every students’ self-esteem, self-belief and self-confidence.
Take a look at 'Red Nose Compose', which was created by the Creative Arts team, St Piers School students and a professional film crew:
Pupils who come to us reserved and withdrawn noticeably light up when they’re engaged in creative activities – and this can greatly improve their confidence and self-esteem. Additionally, music can have a calming effect, helping children who struggle with behavioural difficulties.
It was so great to see Callum joining in so readily with all the songs and actions and obviously enjoying every minute.
Anne, Callum's grandmother
It was good to be reminded about how creative we can be with our young people and how much they enjoy their creative arts sessions.
Julia, Inez's mother
It is great to see not only the quietest of children joining in with the class, but also the calming effect that the song and music has on children with behaviour issues.
Sue, Tom's mother
I think I can speak for all the family when I say that the dancing skeletons were our favourites. Georgina was entranced."
Sandra, Georgina's mother
Total communication at St Piers
Developing communication skills is one of the key skills we try to help the students can develop.