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
Our pupils love to play music and we all enjoy listening to them at a great variety of events from the informal Form Concerts through to the end of term showpieces.
The dedicated efforts of eleven of our musicians, helped by the Prep School music staff, has resulted in the offer of places in the National Schools' Symphony Orchestra Academy, the Sinfonia and the Symphony Orchestra.
This term, our 2nd Forms have been looking at the influence of the Pop art movement. They were each given a white t shirt and challenged to create a unique piece of wearable Pop Art!
Having produced some amazing pieces, 2nd Form modelled these in front of a very appreciative audience yesterday.