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St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School were celebrating after being selected by the St Helens Council Music Service to become a Music Mark School Member for 2019-2020.
The school has been selected in recognition for the fantastic music provision in the school and their continued commitment to ensuring students are offered and given access to a high quality music education.
St Cuthbert’s music department offers all students opportunities to learn musical instruments and be involved in a wide range of different musical experiences throughout their time in school.
From a curriculum point of view, music is taught in a practical, no-nonsense, performance-led style.
Theory, composition and performance skills are all developed through playing instruments – brass instruments (cornet and trombone), piano/keyboard, ukulele, singing and music technology are all implemented into the curriculum so by Year 9, students have already gained in-depth experience with these instruments.
This year so far the school have played in supermarkets for christmas, and went to Parr Mount Court residential home to play a fantastic little concert for the residents there.
Mr Conlan, teacher of music said: “This is a very exciting time for the music department at St Cuthbert’s. By becoming a member of the Music Mark, our music education will continue to strengthen and will provide us with the opportunity to access additional resources and support from regional and national news and events as well as training courses and CPD activities for our staff which in turn will benefit our students”.
Speaking after receiving the award headteacher, Catherine Twist said: “We are absolutely delighted that the value we place on music as a school has been recognised by being nominated by our local music hub to join what is becoming a growing number of Music Mark School Members.
“We are dedicated to continuing to offer and deliver a broad and balanced curriculum ensuring our students access and engage in a high-quality music education”.