It was a pleasure to see so many of you at our annual Hilton Christmas Brunch last Sunday. I believe you will all agree that the performances by the Primary Choir, Secondary Choir, Jazz Band, Community Choir and Film-Harmonic Orchestra were very impressive and the highlight of the event. A special thank you goes to Mr and Mrs Porter who coordinated the musical performances. Without their hard work, dedication and passion for music, we would not have enjoyed such a delightful Christmas selection.
Throughout the Hilton Brunch I was continually impressed with the confidence and professionalism our students demonstrated as they performed in front of such a large audience. As adults, I believe we have a responsibility to encourage an enthusiasm for music in our students. Research shows that kids who are actively involved in music:
• perform better in reading
• learn coordination, goal-setting, concentration, and cooperation
• are more likely to do better in math and science because music helps build reasoning skills and cognitive development, which are important to both
• get along better with their peers and have higher self-esteem
• are more likely to go to university
But the best reason to encouraging a love of music might just be that it’s fun.
Kids (and many adults) enjoy few things more than singing, dancing, and listening to music. At The British School, we are privileged to have experienced professional music tutors who come to the school to provide our students with the opportunity to develop their musical talents in a range of instruments during school hours. We offer a comprehensive peripatetic instrumental and vocal teaching programme in which student can commence lessons in any year from Year 2 to IB. Students are encouraged to enrol in peripatetic instrument lessons from the earliest year. The British School provides an extensive range of instrument options with a group of highly trained specialist teachers.
For further information please contact Mrs Alison Porter, the Head of Music or visit the school website.
Head of Primary School