Looking for a balanced academic programme for your children that includes a robust Arts programme? Look no further. At Rowntree Montessori Schools, an Education in the arts is essential to students’ intellectual, social, physical, and emotional growth and well-being. Experiences in the arts – in dance, drama, music, and visual arts – play a valuable role in helping students to achieve their potential as learners and to participate fully in their community and in society as a whole. Watch a wonderful video from our Central Park Prep Campus, celebrating the Arts.
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Celebrating the Arts at Rowntree Montessori Schools
At Rowntree Montessori Schools, we celebrate the Arts! Studies have shown that there are numerous benefits gained from integrating the Arts into a child’s education. These benefits include:
- Working in the arts helps learners to develop creative problem-solving skills.
- Teaching through the arts can present difficult concepts visually, making them easier to understand.
- Art instruction helps children with the development of motor skills, language skills, social skills, decision-making, risk-taking, and inventiveness.
- Visual arts teach learners about colour, layout, perspective, and balance: all techniques that are necessary in presentations (visual, digital) of academic work.
- Integrating art with other disciplines reaches students who might not otherwise be engaged in classwork.
- Arts experiences boost critical thinking, teaching students to take the time to be more careful and thorough in how they observe the world.
- The arts provide challenges for learners at all levels.
- Art education connects students with their own culture as well as with the wider world.
- A report by Americans for the Arts states that young people who participate regularly in the arts (three hours a day on three days each week through one full year) are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, to participate in a math and science fair, or to win an award for writing an essay or poem than children who do not participate.
Check out some of the Arts projects our students have been working on this year.
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The opportunity to participate in a French play supports the language learning process, and at the same time, offers students a break from the everyday routine of French class, making learning a second language fun and engaging. Recently at Rowntree Montessori Schools, our Grade 2 and Grade 3 students from the Central Park Campus performed “Les Trois Petits Cochons” or “Three Little Pigs” for an audience of friends and family at the 2019 Spring Concert. The students did an excellent job memorizing their lines in French, and at integrating Visual Arts into their performance.
As seen in the video above, taking part in a French play provides a useful context for learning a large amount of vocabulary, and also provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the importance of teamwork and helps students build confidence in the second language. Students also cooperated with each other throughout the performance in a second language, which allowed everyone to interact and communicate effectively. This well-known play created the optimum conditions to promote French learning, and it was a great way to assess each student’s progress in a non-traditional way. We are proud of everyone who participated, and look forward to more great French performances in the years to come.