The key element of musical development is encouragement. We give every student the opportunity to take part in musical performances, recitals and concerts, whatever her ability or experience. The school calendar is filled with XX musical events, formal and informal with weekly Brass On The Grass, pop-up ensembles which bring students and staff together, termly concerts showcasing impressive pieces and annual highlights such as our colourful choral and orchestral concerts in wonderful Wakefield Cathedral.
With 18 musical groups of different range and ability, ranging from concert bands, a brass band, wind band, swing band, string quartet, a variety of ensembles and choral groups, there’s something here for all students. Tuition is available in woodwind, brass, strings, keyboard, percussion instruments and voice, while we support girls in learning an instrument, with over 400 weekly lessons taught in our 8 individual music classroom spaces by Visiting Instrumental Musicians.
It’s the way drama is taught AT EVERY STAGE of school life at Wakefield Girls’.
Wakefield Girls’ is where acting talent finds a voice. Our vibrant and creative drama department offers opportunities for students of all ages to perform, direct, design and stage manage productions. In addition to timetabled lessons, a range of drama clubs encourage students to improvise and let their imaginations run free.
Every year, an array of productions take place in our purpose- built drama studio and halls and many students love to take part. Through these performances, they learn to express themselves clearly and confidently while building friendships through shared acting experiences. In Year 6, Juniors have the opportunity to perform in a much-anticipated production just before they transition to Seniors. Our annual production – this year, Sister Act – enables a large number of students to hone their performance, direction, design, sound, lighting and stage management skills.