We are thrilled to announce that we have been selected by the St Helens Council Music Service to become a Music Mark School Member for 2021-22.
We were first recognised for this award in 2019 and have been selected again for the fantastic music provision in our school and our continued commitment to ensuring our students are offered and given access to a high quality music education.
Our 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.
Through the curriculum, 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.
Students who wish to try their skills further have free access to all our music clubs and if students show commitment in brass, they can access school band for free and also have the option to take brass lessons with Mr Chadwick. We have school bands for a range of genres and offer one-to-one lessons in Brass, Woodwind, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Strings and Drums.
Mr Conlan, Teacher of Music said: "This is a very exciting time again for the Music Department at St Cuthbert's. The last 18 months has seen some challenging times for practical and hands-on subjects which allow our students to grow into well-rounded and talented young people. By becoming a member of the Music Mark for 2021-22 our Music Education will only strengthen and will provide us with the opportunity to access additional resources and events, not only for our students but as training courses and CPD activities for our staff.”
Check out 10ZMu celebrating the news, with Mr Conlan, in the newly refurbished Music area in school.
Mrs Twist, Headteacher said: “We are absolutely delighted that the value we place on music as a school has been recognised again. We are as excited to receive this award, as much as we were back in 2019-20 showing 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.”