Music and Drama are woven into our school life and we know that performing together has many benefits for children, teaching them skills like listening to each other, effective communication, working together as a group, language and even maths skills. Performing Arts are also a really enjoyable thing to be involved in, with proven benefits for enhancing mental health.
Our youngest pupils in Early Years start a performance journey with us through weekly singing sessions led by an Ark music specialist. There are plenty of opportunities for our youngsters to discover more about the world around them through role play. These skills are developed throughout the school and encouraged through the curriculum and special days, such as Tindal's Got Talent, music concerts, dance competitions and our annual Year 6 leavers' play.
We're proud to offer a range of musical extracurricular activities at Ark Tindal, including:
Years 4 and 5 receive weekly violin lessons through Birmingham Music Service. As well as this, small group tuition takes place before school for those who would like to take their learning further. To get involved, speak to Miss Alice, our violin teacher, or Miss Dawson, our Music Lead.
As part of the Year 2 and 3 curriculum, our ukulele teacher, Mr Porter provides weekly sessions where the children learn a variety of music and enjoy playing together as a group. Their performance at our annual Summer Fair was a fantastic way to showcase their budding talent!
The school has an active choir in key stage 2 that sings together weekly and are always preparing for their next performance. In 2022, they performed as part of the Citizens UK Birmingham annual meeting and took part in a Singing Playgrounds event at Symphony Hall, run by choral educators Ex Cathedra. To get involved, speak to Mrs Armitage.