We allocate generous time to the arts because it encourages creativity and builds confidence in all of our pupils.Our art facilities are a light filled creative hub where our pupils utilise different techniques such as printmaking, ceramics, drawing and painting whilst learning the history of art and being inspired by artists from around the world.
Music is a huge part of life at Fettes Prep with the vast majority of our children learning at least one musical instrument. There is a huge array of performance opportunities, whether in a large-scale orchestra, small ensemble group, or singing in the Chapel Choir abroad.
Drama is thriving and every single pupil has the opportunity to get involved throughout their time at Fettes Prep, either on stage or behind the scenes.
"I like having the opportunity to be a different person on stage and lose myself in a role"
Performer I would most like to work alongside : My sister
Favourite Part: Rafiki, The Lion King
Broadway or The Globe: Broadway
"Art is a way to channel your emotions and creativity"
Favourite current projects : Clay pots and perspective images
What and where is my favourite piece of art: A painting of Iona Island, in my home
Ambition: To see the mosaic collections of the churches of Venice
"Music is a world of expression"
Favourite instruments : Drums and Piano
Music I wish I'd written: Chopin Nocturne Op 48 No. 1 C Minor
Band I would most like to belong to : Dirty Loops
In addition to our more formal termly concerts, each of our year groups have the opportunity to perform in front of an audience of their peers, staff and parents at our afternoon concerts. This time around, it was the turn of pupils from S and T Forms to entertain us!
We are always looking for ways to broaden the musical horizons of our pupils and we find that music workshops are a great way to inspire.
Nick Wright and Julie Foster are a dynamic duo who ran numerous sessions for us throughout the day, culminating in a concert to parents which was thoroughly enjoyed by us all.