The Primary School hosted a Key Stage 2 Assembly, showcasing student participation in the performing arts. The audience of students, staff and parents was treated to a variety of dance and musical performances. Assemblies like these provide an opportunity for students to become more comfortable with performing on stage as they are in front of an audience of their peers, making for a smaller audience than that of the whole school. This helps to develop confidence to perform in front of larger audiences, both at school and at external events. Showcasing their work in the performing arts also encourages the students as they are able to see the result of their long hours spent practising and rehearsing. Following a performance like this, students reflect and identify which aspects of the performance they will work on improving, facilitating students’ ownership of their own learning.
This Key Stage 2 Assembly was a fantastic lead up to Primary Performance Week, which will begin on 8th May. As Primary Principal Sarah McCormack concluded the assembly, she encouraged Key Stage 2 students to set their own goals for participating in the performing arts. She left the audience with two keywords: happy and inspired. In such a showcase, students can set their goal to make the audience feel happy to watch the performances and to feel inspired by the students’ effort, ability and message. Great job to our Key Stage 2 performers!