Creative Arts

Creative Arts

We encourage all our boys to participate in, or take up, some form of creative pursuit which they do with exceptional skill and imagination, enthusiasm and enjoyment.  There is a sense of creative freedom at the RGS and opportunities exist for each individual to explore his own passions, however idiosyncratic, resulting in our boys developing a true appreciation of the Arts.  Creativity and imagination, along with problem-solving and project-based work, nurture students who can think on their feet and have the confidence to formulate their own ideas and see things through to their conclusion.  The Arts provide an outlet for our boys to express their thoughts, their feelings, and their observations, and they do this with astonishing maturity and insight.

Our bright and airy Art School studios and Design & Technology workshops are inspiring environments conducive to fulfilling this aim of developing aesthetic awareness in all students.  A focus on mastering techniques allows our boys to develop self-expression at their own pace as well as a confident and personal appreciation of art and a passion for innovative design.  Our teachers are professional practitioners who work in their studio classrooms so that the boys can benefit from their expertise; bespoke exemplar materials and demonstrations allow boys readily to gain practical experience and understanding.  The range of work, including sculpture, woodwork, metalwork, mixed media and more traditional art forms, clearly illustrates the breadth of talent.  Our corridors and display areas provide a living gallery, with frequently changing work inspiring generations of students and visitors alike.

View our online exhibition

Performing Arts

Performing Arts

The breath-taking talent of our boys is fostered in an environment where they can fully express themselves, irrespective of their passions.  High-profile and more intimate performances, frequently as shared initiatives with girls from our local schools, promote personal expression.

Our Music Department has established an enviable reputation, exceptional by any school’s standards.  Indeed, it is rare to walk through the Old Building at any time of day without hearing the soaring, inspiring sounds of music.  A host of choirs and ensembles, supported by a staff of passionate musicians, caters for all abilities and interests.  The School offers individual tuition on singing and pretty much every and any musical instrument.  In fact, over 300 one-to-one music lessons take place in any one week.  Regular concerts and recitals locally, nationally and internationally allow the boys to showcase their musicality in surroundings as atmospheric as the aesthetically stunning courtyard of the Old Building and as impressive as St Mark’s Basilica in Venice.

Likewise, drama is a vibrant and energetic part of the life of the School.  Plays cater to all age groups, from the more intimate to the most ambitious performances, including joint school musicals and productions.  In the last few years, productions have included Bugsy Malone and Les Misérables, The Caucasian Chalk Circle and The History Boys, Emil and the Detectives and Midsummer Night’s Dream Gone Wrong, to name but a few.  From developing performance skills through LAMDA and professional workshops, to technical theatre including lighting, sound, set construction and stage management, our passionate Drama Department encourages every boy to express himself creatively: working collaboratively, building confidence, and supporting the journey of self-expression.

Creative Arts

We encourage all our boys to participate in, or take up, some form of creative pursuit which they do with exceptional skill and imagination, enthusiasm and enjoyment.  There is a sense of creative freedom at the RGS and opportunities exist for each individual to explore his own passions, however idiosyncratic, resulting in our boys developing a true appreciation of the Arts.  Creativity and imagination, along with problem-solving and project-based work, nurture students who can think on their feet and have the confidence to formulate their own ideas and see things through to their conclusion.  The Arts provide an outlet for our boys to express their thoughts, their feelings, and their observations, and they do this with astonishing maturity and insight.

Our bright and airy Art School studios and Design & Technology workshops are inspiring environments conducive to fulfilling this aim of developing aesthetic awareness in all students.  A focus on mastering techniques allows our boys to develop self-expression at their own pace as well as a confident and personal appreciation of art and a passion for innovative design.  Our teachers are professional practitioners who work in their studio classrooms so that the boys can benefit from their expertise; bespoke exemplar materials and demonstrations allow boys readily to gain practical experience and understanding.  The range of work, including sculpture, woodwork, metalwork, mixed media and more traditional art forms, clearly illustrates the breadth of talent.  Our corridors and display areas provide a living gallery, with frequently changing work inspiring generations of students and visitors alike.

View our online exhibition

Performing Arts

The breath-taking talent of our boys is fostered in an environment where they can fully express themselves, irrespective of their passions.  High-profile and more intimate performances, frequently as shared initiatives with girls from our local schools, promote personal expression.

Our Music Department has established an enviable reputation, exceptional by any school’s standards.  Indeed, it is rare to walk through the Old Building at any time of day without hearing the soaring, inspiring sounds of music.  A host of choirs and ensembles, supported by a staff of passionate musicians, caters for all abilities and interests.  The School offers individual tuition on singing and pretty much every and any musical instrument.  In fact, over 300 one-to-one music lessons take place in any one week.  Regular concerts and recitals locally, nationally and internationally allow the boys to showcase their musicality in surroundings as atmospheric as the aesthetically stunning courtyard of the Old Building and as impressive as St Mark’s Basilica in Venice.

Likewise, drama is a vibrant and energetic part of the life of the School.  Plays cater to all age groups, from the more intimate to the most ambitious performances, including joint school musicals and productions.  In the last few years, productions have included Bugsy Malone and Les Misérables, The Caucasian Chalk Circle and The History Boys, Emil and the Detectives and Midsummer Night’s Dream Gone Wrong, to name but a few.  From developing performance skills through LAMDA and professional workshops, to technical theatre including lighting, sound, set construction and stage management, our passionate Drama Department encourages every boy to express himself creatively: working collaboratively, building confidence, and supporting the journey of self-expression.

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