The Arts at King's St Alban's
At King’s St Alban’s, artistic creativity is woven into the curriculum and music, drama and dance are key areas in which all children can develop their skills and interests to the full.
There are many musical opportunities for our children to take part in at King’s St Alban’s. Groups include Orchestra, Junior and Senior String Groups, Junior and Senior Wind Bands, Flute Choir, Recorder Groups and Chamber Choir. All children in Years 3 to 6 sing in one of our two school choirs and many children opt to take individual music lessons on an instrument of their choosing. There are termly concerts in the school's John Moore Theatre or College Hall as well as informal concerts in the St Alban's Chapel.
The Cathedral Choristers bring a special quality to the music at King's St Alban's - their part in the annual Cathedral Carol Service is a particular joy. There are up to ten choral scholars and the Choir is regularly in need of new voices.
Creativity through Drama and Dance
Drama also plays a key role at King’s St Alban’s. Many children have individual LAMDA lessons and groups from drama club prepare performances each year. Dance features within the curriculum too; each year group in the junior school work in turn with a visiting specialist, leading to performance opportunities.
Creative ConneXions is an annual event for Years 3 to 6 which aims to provide children with a creative learning journey through the arts, culminating in a theatre performance and a gallery exhibition.
Each class from the Junior School will either dance or perform music which they have written or choreographed themselves. They are required to explore various ideas, improvise solutions to problems they may encounter and then shape their movements into music or dance phases. Once the children have practised and refined their dance, they perform to each other, to their year group and finally to a wider audience in the school’s John Moore Theatre.