Music has a power of forming the character and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young. (Aristotle)
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, and life to everything ... Without music, life would be an error. (Plato)
South Petherwin School is well known for its excellent music provision and we do everything we can to open up the world of music to the pupils at our school. As part of this, every child in Key Stage 2 learns to play a brass instrument.
At South Petherwin School, it is our intent that through or lessons and enrichment opportunities we make music an enjoyable learning experience giving children a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing and composing. We endeavour to develop a curiosity for the subject as well as a knowledge of different genres of music and an appreciation of the importance of the subject in the wider community.
Children at South Petherwin School are currently learning to play:
- Tenor horns
- Descant recorders
- Treble recorders
We have class sets of African drums, Brass Instruments and Recorders to enable everyone to participate.