Pontesbury CE Primary School is situated in a delightful village not far from the Shropshire town of Shrewsbury, UK. We are very proud or our school, it's children and staff. We pride ourselves on bringing the curriculum to life, by offering an enriched curriculum. We all have high expectations of the children and our school community and we are totally committed to improving the all round achievements of our children.
The schemes of work for the creative arts, i.e. art, music, drama, dance and movement are based on the QCA / DfES documents. The school provides a variety of media through which the children can express themselves and contribute significantly to the quality environment we strive to create for both children and staff. Activities are planned to stimulate the children’s imagination and to develop new skills.
Each year, the school holds an ‘Arts Week’ followed by an exhibition, where the outcomes of ‘Arts Week’ are displayed for parents, children and all visitors to view.
Music features strongly in the life of the school. In addition to listening to music, singing and learning to play tuned and untuned musical instruments, children are encouraged to create their own music.
Peripatetic music teachers visit school to teach brass, guitar, woodwind, string, percussion and keyboard. Most of our lessons now take place in the Youth Building adjacent to the Pontesbury library, children are escorted there by their music teacher or a member of staff. This is a far superior venue to the work spaces we have available in school.
The school has its own choir (led by Mrs Lesley Holder) that performs widely in both the local community and further afield. Venues have included:
St. George’s Church, Pontesbury;
Minsterley Methodist Church;
St. Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury;
The West Midland Show;
The Darwin Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury;
The National Indoor Arena, Birmingham;
and the Wembley Arena.
Each year the choir performs commendably in the Minsterley Eisteddfod and has won several awards for its performance. In addition, many of our children have won individual awards for their talents.
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