Music can make a powerful contribution to the education and development of children, having benefits which range from those that are largely academic to the growth of social skills and contribution to overall development. It is a unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. Ofsted say that children’s involvement in music engages and re-engages pupils, increasing their self-esteem, and maximising their progress in education and not just in music.
At Drake Primary School, we recognise the benefits of enjoyable and challenging music education and are making it part of our everyday practice - whether through singing assemblies, extra-curricular activities, music lessons or musical experiences embedded into our curriculum. Children from all backgrounds will have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument; to make music with others; to learn to sing; and to have the opportunity to progress to the next level of excellence if they wish to. We are committed to ensuring children engage understand the value and importance of music in the community and get to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, and perform to wider audiences.