Giving each child the opportunity to develop their creative talent is central to the Bridge’s Educational philosophy, and Fine Art, drama and music are given key emphasis within the curricular and extra-curricular programme. Activities include art exhibitions, drama productions, choir performances, individual instrument tuition, creative design through desktop publishing, magazine and film production, debating and verse-speaking, and participation in the annual cultural day celebrations.
Art and Craft
The course encourages personal expression, imagination, sensitivity, conceptual thinking, powers of observation, an analytical ability and practical attitudes. Art and Design compliments literary, mathematical, scientific and factual subjects. It is a form of communication and a means of expressing ideas and feelings. This is hugely practised in timetabled lessons but also the every busy art room host many students who have signed up Art and Craft as an after school activity. It is open to students from early year to year 13.
Learning to read, write, arrange, produce, play and appreciate music are life-time treasures a student can acquire while at The Bridge, and the appreciation of music adds a deeper understanding and satisfaction to their life. The Music Department is committed to recognising and nurturing the talents in our students starting from a tender age. Music education at The Bridge starts from reception and continues through to Year 13. During this time, we strive to nurture and guide the students in a manner and discipline that is prerequisite to any great musician.
Many students take instrument lessons such as piano, guitar, drums as well as vocal training. ABRSM (Associated Board of Royal School of Music) exam is will be available for those who would like to earn an internationally-recognised certificate for their musical skills. The students have a rewarding experience by becoming a band member and using the skill in music classes. Our lessons also challenge the students to grow since learning music is a lifetime process which requires discipline and commitment. There are plans to introduce music as an examinable subject in the near future.