- The Arts engage students
- The Arts are essential to an understanding of personal identity, community and other cultures
- The Arts help students acquire the skills and creativity necessary for success
- The Arts encourage commitment and persistence
- The Arts lead to increased attendance and help students stay in school
The Arts subjects at Royds Hall are Art and Design, Drama, Music, Performing Arts, Textiles and Photography. Although they are each very individual subjects, each one reinforces the lessons learned in all the others to educate the whole person through the senses, the imagination, and the emotions.
The Arts help improve each student’s academic achievement, positive social and emotional development, and imagination and thinking. Learning to paint, play music or act, promotes both curiosity and confidence that can be transferred to real-life situations.
What will be remembered about us is what we created and performed, what we designed and composed, what we painted and filmed.