A walk around Hoe Bridge will show that art is an important subject in the curriculum, with work from our talented young artists displayed in seemingly every spare space.
As the children progress up through the school the use of different media becomes more structured and understanding of perspective, the effects of shading and colour mixing is developed through experimentation.
Representing an important way for children to express their thoughts, stretch their creativity and explore the use of both traditional and innovative materials. Learning from specialist art teachers from Year 3 about the history of art, different genres, practical techniques, and painstakingly crafting their own work using a very wide range of media and substrates.
Our highly trained specialist teachers, excellent facilities and our children’s imagination and enthusiasm combine to produce impressive results in our Design & Technology Department. The design and practical skills learned are applied to progressively complex tasks and projects using a wide variety of materials and processes, with traditional wood and metalworking sitting alongside electronics, 3D printing and vacuum forming, and pencil sketches rubbing shoulders with computer aided design.
Drama is a thriving department here at Hoe Bridge. It plays a key role in their social and personal development offering a creative environment and safe space in which to develop skills, self-esteem and confidence.
Our new senior school auditorium, with the latest technology, affords plenty of opportunities to perform front of house as well as be involved behind the scenes, with the technical and lighting team. All facets of performing will give cast and crew a true insight into life on the stage. We see pupils developing their unique voice and refining communication skills - vital for strong interpersonal relationships with friends, family and to succeed in life beyond the classroom, as well as creating some lasting memories for all involved.
Those who play music in our Senior School, they will be equally at home with classical music as they will be with contemporary rock and pop. With a dedicated computer suite for GSCE musicians housed in our new Senior School, pupils will have all the state-of-the-art facilities they need to succeed in this area. We will also be introducing a biannual Senior School music tour for vocal and instrumental ensembles as well as many outreach workshops with local musicians, the Royal College of Music and the Yehudi Menuhin School.