The creative arts loom large at St. Saviour’s and we aim to provide every child with the opportunity to experience quality lessons and opportunities with specialist teachers in Art, PE and Music. The School has held the Artsmark Gold award, presented by the Arts Council, for the past nine years and is in the process of applying for our fourth such award.
Music lessons are taught on Monday and Friday by the amazing Miss Hodgson who has transformed singing and the study of music over the last two years. Each class receives a weekly lesson with her and learn valuable skills in composition, singing and the use of percussion instruments. Year Four learn to play the recorder and Year Six currently have access to a specialist guitar teacher.
There is a 60 strong School Choir who sing each week at Mass as well as at various concerts and events throughout the year. The Gifted and Talented (G&T) singers are also part of the Westbourne Choir which is made up of children from four other local schools. Singing from both groups is stunning!
On Tuesday and Thursday, children have a specialist PE lesson from our resident Coach, Mr. Michael. He is an inspirational teacher and provides lessons in many different aspects of PE and Sport. He keeps the G&T register with those children who excel in physical activities and arranges visiting coaches for tennis, touch rugby and athletics.
The school competes in a range of sporting competitions for football, tennis, cricket, athletics, cross country running and rugby. We are proud of the many successes that our teams achieve and the many trophies in the entrance hall are testament to these.
We are very lucky to have an Artist in Residence, Ms. Astbury, who has been instrumental in raising the standards of art across the school. Children receive specialist lessons throughout the year and the G&T children enjoy the possibility of experiencing high level art activities like our Anthony Gormley project which resulted in the four live-sized maquettes on the front of the building.