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Performing Arts and music
Music is taught throughout the school through the three focus areas of listening, performing and composing. In the Vocational Hub, students can choose a performing arts option, which then also incorporates drama and dance.
The music curriculum is taught practically, with students exploring various aspects of music using a range of classroom instruments such as keyboards, drums, tuned and untuned percussion, guitars, ukulele as well as some orchestral instruments. There are opportunities to work through music technology, and also to practise and develop mixing techniques using digital DJ equipment.
Music projects cover various aspects of music making, from world music and music for films, to looking at the musical components, such as structure, harmony or melody. Group skills are an essential part of the course, as is listening to others and giving appropriate, constructive feedback.
All students have the opportunity to achieve an Arts Award, ( Arts council/Trinity College) either Bronze (level 1) or Silver (level 2) in the vocational option. Arts awards are student driven, and have a combination of leadership tasks, and personal development that must be achieved.
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Music is an integral part of school life, with weekly assembly performances, performances in special events, such as Rewards Day, showcases and shows at Christmas for both Primary and Secondary. There are regular ‘Rowhill Remake’ films, such as Grease (2016), Thriller (2017) and The Greatest Showman (2018), which are guided by the vocational students, and involve any students who wish to take part.
Rowhill students also have the opportunity to take part in trips, for example, to the Horniman Museum’s instrument collection, to see a West End show such as Aladdin (2018), or to experience an orchestral concert in Royal Festival Hall. Students also participate in performances outside school, The Longfield Music Festival, carol singing at Bluewater, performances as part of the Ksenphony choir, and also Voice in a Million which takes place annually at Wembley Arena.