The Arts programme at NORTHLANDS includes visual, dramatic and musical arts as part of the compulsory curriculum since Primary, which implies that Art accompanies students throughout their whole school experience. The aim is to guide our students to find in art an alternative way to express themselves while encouraging their creativity. . We believe that an active participation in arts has an important correlation with the improvement of soft and hard skills such as: reading, general cognitive abilities, critical thinking, verbal expression, self-confidence, motivation and teamwork.
During the early years, learning is play-based as a way of experimenting the possibilities of the musical discipline. From K5, children learn to play the violin through the Suzuki method: a child who learns to hear, learns also to listen, therefore learns better and develops a particular predisposition towards languages. In Y4, students can continue to study the violin or choose from eight orchestral instruments (cello, French horn, sax, trumpet, bassoon, clarinet, flute and percussion) as their main instrument.
From an early age, students enjoy art classes throughout their school experience. Through the guidance of our teachers, pupils develop and explore their creativity through a variety of methods. As students mature they are offered a range of techniques to explore the formal study of visual arts.
Drama is conceived as a playful space where the imagination is explored at its fullest. Spontaneity and willingness to play are innate abilities in children, which are, after all, fundamental tools for immersing them in the world of theatre. Through games, improvisations and adaptations, pupils develop their imaginative capacity to resolve conflicts and express themselves freely with their bodies.