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Performing Arts At Westbrook Hay

Here at Westbrook Hay we are very excited about our new development. A Performing Arts Centre, which was officially opened in January 2016. This modern, purpose built facility at the heart of the school will benefit everyone.  

The performing arts are a very important part of life at Westbrook Hay.  Our children have the opportunity to perform as soon as they enter our nursery class, and right through to leading roles in our Middle and Upper School plays.

Integral to our curriculum is music which is taught from Nursery onwards.  The children are encouraged to learn a musical instrument, take singing lessons, join our choirs, orchestra and wind band and also to perform in one of our many school concerts.

Dance is taught each week from Nursery to Year 2 and is an additional optional activity for the remainder of the School.  Ballet, Modern, Street Dance and Jazz are also option for the children, and all perform in our annual dance display.

Drama is taught as part of the English curriculum and LAMDA verse, prose and acting is an extremely popular extra activity.

The school performances take the form of both plays and musicals, providing opportunities for the children to be involved in acting, singing, dance, set building, scenery painting, lighting, sound and make up etc.

Westbrook Hay’s Performing Arts Centre, containing a foyer art gallery, an auditorium with raised seating for six practice rooms, a dance studio, a flat multi-curtained stage and lighting and sound control room, is therefore a wonderful asset for the school and enables the children to continue to flourish on and off the stage.