OUR PEDAGOGICAL BELIEFS


CREATIVE EXPRESSION

OUR PEDAGOGICAL BELIEFS


CREATIVE EXPRESSION

OUR PEDAGOGICAL BELIEFS


The role of our educational team is to ensure that the children feel valued and secure in their learning environment so as to confidently allow their creative juices to flow and enable them to pursue their innovative ideas.

CREATIVE DESIGN

Creative design is a key feature of our project-based learning approach. Children are encouraged to design and produce innovative pieces and products linked to the project or topic into which the children are inquiring.

Encouraging children to be creative and innovative:

  • Familiarises children with artistic techniques and technological tools;
  • Develops creativity, self-confidence, individualism and autonomy;
  • Provides children with a sense of accomplishment after they have successfully creating something unique from their own ideas;
  • Prepares children for ‘real-life’ by understanding and accepting that making mistakes and experiencing failure is often an important part of the creative and creation process;
  • Allows children to express what may not necessarily be expressed verbally;
  • Refines motor skills.

Collaborating with others in a group working on a creative project promotes the development of social and emotional intelligence by having to share a workspace, resources, compromising and taking joint responsibility for an overall product.

DRAMA

Drama is an important part of the educational programme proposed by the school, beginning at age 3 with movement and role-play, and gradually evolving from the age of 6 to more complex preparations for oral presentations and school performances.

There are many educational benefits to drama:

  • Learning to express oneself physically helps children to grow in confidence and value their bodies as an important tool for expression;
  • Language and communication skills are developed by teaching children how to listen and respond appropriately, clearly and confidently;
  • Children learn self-control through drama and this often helps those who are more timid to come out of their shell and those who are more boisterous to control impulsive outbursts, encouraging positive social interaction;
  • Drama stimulates the imagination;
  • Drama can easily be integrated across the curriculum as a method of exploration or to enhance understanding and develop memory skills.

The role of our educational team is to ensure that the children feel valued and secure in their learning environment so as to confidently allow their creative juices to flow and enable them to pursue their innovative ideas.

CREATIVE DESIGN

Creative design is a key feature of our project-based learning approach. Children are encouraged to design and produce innovative pieces and products linked to the project or topic into which the children are inquiring.

Encouraging children to be creative and innovative:

  • Familiarises children with artistic techniques and technological tools;
  • Develops creativity, self-confidence, individualism and autonomy;
  • Provides children with a sense of accomplishment after they have successfully creating something unique from their own ideas;
  • Prepares children for ‘real-life’ by understanding and accepting that making mistakes and experiencing failure is often an important part of the creative and creation process;
  • Allows children to express what may not necessarily be expressed verbally;
  • Refines motor skills.

Collaborating with others in a group working on a creative project promotes the development of social and emotional intelligence by having to share a workspace, resources, compromising and taking joint responsibility for an overall product.

DRAMA

Drama is an important part of the educational programme proposed by the school, beginning at age 3 with movement and role-play, and gradually evolving from the age of 6 to more complex preparations for oral presentations and school performances.

There are many educational benefits to drama:

  • Learning to express oneself physically helps children to grow in confidence and value their bodies as an important tool for expression;
  • Language and communication skills are developed by teaching children how to listen and respond appropriately, clearly and confidently;
  • Children learn self-control through drama and this often helps those who are more timid to come out of their shell and those who are more boisterous to control impulsive outbursts, encouraging positive social interaction;
  • Drama stimulates the imagination;
  • Drama can easily be integrated across the curriculum as a method of exploration or to enhance understanding and develop memory skills.