The Arts form an integral part of life at Beaulieu Preparatory School and we offer Art, Drama, Ballet and musical activities during the school day and as an option after school. These activities play a central role in developing the whole child. Initially, children learn through play. Cultural experiences in the Arts provide a natural platform for this type of learning. Cultural activities stimulate and develop the imagination and creative thinking, and refine cognitive skills whilst having a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child. Cultural participation strengthens problem-solving and thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement and school success.
Acting in a play, singing in a choir or playing in an orchestra nurtures important values, including team-building skills, respect for alternative viewpoints and an awareness, and the appreciation for, different cultures and traditions. In addition, active listening skills are fine-tuned and confidence is boosted. Participation in the Arts also plays a central role in enhancing cognitive, fine and gross motor skills, language skills and social-emotional development. Being involved in multi-sensory activities enhances learning, stimulates memory, facilitates understanding, builds symbolic communication, promotes relationships, and provides an avenue for developing competence. Cultural activities offered at Beaulieu Prep include choir, band, orchestra, singing, orff class, marimba band, musical instrument tuition, ballet, drama, eisteddfod and art.