We believe that children need to exercise their creativity if they are to be adequately prepared for the changing world in which they live. Art with its unique multi-sensory qualities, diverse potential for expression, and opportunities to encourage visual literacy, is ideal for exercising creativity.
Skills and talents are developed alongside theory and the history of art. As boys progress through a range of activities including drawing, painting, printing and three-dimensional works they will have the opportunity to experiment and engage with a variety of different mediums and materials. They will be encouraged to take risks with their ideas and defer their decisions until they have thoroughly explored possibilities. An Art teacher does this in a safe and fun environment.
There are various Art Clubs after school and at lunchtimes for those who wish to participate in Art beyond the curriculum. There are also opportunities for boys who are working towards Art Scholarships or Exhibitions to have specialist assistance in preparation.
Drama is part of the English curriculum, enabling boys both to learn to express themselves and to gain the confidence to speak in public. Starting with the Nursery nativity play, boys enjoy drama in many forms throughout their time at Priory – from small sketches performed within the class to full-scale school productions in the well-equipped Drama Studio. Currently, the school offers the opportunity for boys to appear in these productions at both Junior and Senior levels, allowing the boys to experience the importance of teamwork and self discipline as well as gaining the pleasure from a job well done.
Equally, the boys are given the opportunity to work towards LAMDA certificates in Speech and Drama as well as the chance to learn the art of debate in inter-school events.