Aspiration, Application, Achievement
Music plays an integral role in the life of pupils at Brynmawr Foundation School, in addition to teaching the National Curriculum for Music and GCSE Music, students have opportunities to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular groups, including the annual school show (past shows have included ‘The Lion King’, ‘Oliver’ and ‘Hairspray’), Choir, Wind Band, Brass Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Guitar Group and other instrumental tuition. Pupils have regular opportunities to perform throughout the year including Open Evening, Presentation Evening, Remembrance Assembly, Christmas Concert and assemblies.
Instrumental tuition is provided by Gwent Music Support Service (GMSS). Lessons are available for strings, woodwind, brass, percussion/drums, piano, guitar (classical, electric and bass) and voice. Pupils will have ten 20 minute lessons per term on a rota timetable. The cost of tuition is £50 per term; this is not the full cost of tuition and works out at just £5 per lesson. Payment is made in advance of each term. If you are interested in learning more about instrumental tuition, please speak to Mrs J Thomas.
Around 20 pupils from our current year 8 and 9 take part in our choir. We rehearse twice a week, and it is an excellent chance for the pupils to express themselves through song, make new friends and build in confidence. Together, we choose the songs, which range from Welsh traditional songs, such as ‘Ar lan y mor’, to modern pop songs, such as ‘Read all about it’ by Emeli Sande.