With a well stocked, dedicated room, music is an important part of Glenfall life for many pupils. Music is planned and taught as part of the cross curricular approach within classroom activities to compliment the termly theme. Recorder lessons are available from Year 2, with opportunities for older children to try tenor and treble models. The school also offers tuition in many instruments using peripatetic teachers. These include tutors in flute, clarinet, violin, guitar, trumpet, ukulele and drums. We have a popular School Choir which is open to Year 1-6 and a school Orchestra which is rapidly building up its proficiency and reputation in the town, performing with distinction at venues across Gloucestershire.
The recent changes to the curriculum have placed a greater emphasis on singing and vocal effects. In light of this, Glenfall have enrolled with ‘Sing Up’, a national scheme which assists in the promotion of singing across the school. We have gained the ‘Silver Arts Mark’ in recent years and we hold this status proudly.
There are also many opportunities for the children to perform in assemblies, school concerts and in the community. most recently we have been involved with Young Voices. Being a part of Young Voices provides your child the opportunity to perform in some of the world’s greatest arenas alongside incredible artists (most recently this was Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet!) To achieve this with all their school friends around them for support, it helps their self-belief, self-motivation, confidence, and ability to communicate as part of a team – which is invaluable!