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Music, Performing & Creative Arts
Music, performing and creative arts play an important role in nurturing numeracy, literacy, listening and comprehension skills as well as physical confidence. The performing arts are an integral part of the curriculum at Yorston Lodge. We encourage all pupils to take part and enjoy performing, no matter what their ability.
We are lucky to have our own music room and resident music teacher as well as the services of a peripatetic music teacher
.All pupils learn to read music and all are given the opportunity to learn various types of instrument, including violin, trumpet, clarinet, flute, drums, guitar, keyboard and piano.
We hold regular concerts and performances in which all our pupils are encouraged to participate.
52 pupils took LAMDA exams in 2018.
All passed, with an outstanding 39 Distinctions and 13 Merits.
Each Christmas we hold a traditional carol service in the local parish church. The younger children perform the nativity play while the older children perform traditional readings.
Every May we put on a whole school music and drama production, with every age involved, from Pre-Prep years performing around a theme, such as ‘under the sea’ or ‘at the zoo’, and the Prep children each doing their own short performance, usually a musical medley.
The Alderley Edge Festival of Music, Speech and Drama, is a fixture in the Yorston calendar, a prestigious and competitive event involving hundreds of performers of all ages from across the region. This year alone, Yorston pupils achieved three 1st places for Verse Speaking in Year 2, Year 3 and Year 5.
We encourage pupils to sit the LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) examinations in speech and communication. We believe these exams not only improve the pupils’ speaking and presentation skills but also help improve their confidence.