The Creative Arts

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UII students performing Les Miserables on stage
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Junior school Chorus singing in church at Christmas Concert
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UI cast of Annie performing on stage
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Junior school orchestra playing

Drama

Drama is an exciting and integral part of life at school. As well as having lots of fun in class and on stage, Drama lessons, productions and drama activities provide our pupils with the opportunity to improve their self-confidence, teamwork and communication skills. 

Girls in the Junior School enjoy Drama lessons on a weekly basis. Speech and Drama and Musical Theatre lessons are also available as an extra-curricular activity.

Throughout the year there are numerous opportunities for our girls to perform on stage and showcase their skills in acting, singing, dancing and speaking and listening.  

In Year 4 and Year 6 the girls have the opportunity to take part in a Drama Week organised and directed by our specialist Drama teacher. Our girls showcase their talents in the Senior School theatre and recent performances include Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Lion King and Annie.

Our exciting Drama programme enables pupils to work co-operatively and collaboratively with their friends, discover and develop new skills, build confidence and most importantly, have fun!

UI student performing Annie
UI students performing Annie
3 Junior school students singing a song on stage in Junior Hall
Junior school students singing a song on stage in Junior Hall
Handbell performance in Junior School hall

Music

Our ambitious and busy Music Department aims to provide a wide range of musical opportunities for all, through our curricular, 
extra-curricular and enrichment programmes. All pupils have music timetabled on a weekly basis and our girls are encouraged to either learn an instrument or sing in the chorus and choir groups. A wide variety of instruments is taught by our team of dedicated Visiting Music Teachers. Instrumental lessons offered include piano, violin, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, French Horn, harp, guitar, singing and percussion.

Many pupils take Associated Board instrumental exams and a good proportion of instrumentalists play in school ensembles. Our concerts and assemblies throughout the year enable our pupils to have their time under the spotlight. Friends and family are always welcome to attend.

In addition to the annual Carol Service, groups of girls visit local residential homes to perform small musical concerts. Girls also sing popular and traditional Christmas carols to entertain during the festive period.