Enrichment at Orchard Meadow
We believe that after school clubs offer a valuable opportunity for pupils to develop their knowledge and key social and personal skills, in line with our vision for Sport and Enrichment:
We also believe it is important to provide children with extra-curricular musical opportunities. The weekly after school club we run at Orchard meadow is choir. Children are also able to take part in some Saturday morning String Band sessions during term time. However, we are looking to offer more as we create more links with the Oxford Music Service. Not only do these clubs give the children opportunities to develop as musicians but also progress their skills in an area that they are really passionate about.
As human beings the first sounds we respond to are musical, the sound of our mother’s heartbeat and the sing song of different voices and tones. It lulls us to sleep when we are babies and helps us acquire our language as we grow. It’s part of children’s play and expresses our identity as we navigate our way into adulthood. Look around any crowded street, bus or train almost anywhere in the world and you see people experiencing music.
As well as being a vital subject in the Orchard Meadow school curriculum, music is ultimately part of who we are and who we become.