We take every opportunity available to provide a rich and exciting programme of expressive arts experiences for our pupils, and regularly access these both in school and through educational visits. In recent years we have invited many individuals and groups into our school to enhance our teaching in the arts, for example:
- Chinese Teacher Yang, who taught us about the Chinese art of paper folding, and about Chinese nursery rhymes.
- Gaelic Drama Teacher, who delivered an interactive dramatic performance around the story of a young Gaelic speaking soldier in the First World War.
- Living Communities Expressive Arts specialists, with whom we collaborated in a film about Gaelic culture and heritage in Highland Perthshire.
- In recent years we have been fortunate to enjoy fantastic input from our super Drama Specialist, Miss Julie Collins, who inspires us all to create and perform!
Learning about the life of a Gaelic speaking soldier in the First World War, through drama.
Parents are also always welcome to share their skills in school and in recent years we have enjoyed presentations on photography, dental hygiene and singing, all from our very talented parent body.
We also make many educational visits outwith our Glen, for example, to experience the power of classical music as performed by the Scottish Philharmonic Orchestra, in their 'Ten Pieces' concert, taking part in the annual Perth and Kinross ‘Day of Song’ in the Perth Concert Hall, and developing our appreciation of landscape art, through a workshop at the Perth Museum and Art Gallery. A recent highlight was investigating the art that happens in our community, with our visit to Keltneyburn Smithy and Audrey Slorance Gallery.
Further information on our Expressive Arts curriculum can be found in our School Handbook.