Arts and Enterprise
Every half term an element of Enterprise is planned to enhance the year group's Learning Challenge. The children at Anfield Road are the future; requiring them to have excellent communication and organisational skills. By blending enterprise with education, our curriculum enhances the skills that employers seek and allows our children to create their own definition of success. Very few of these opportunities are available within the confines of the classroom alone but through inventive projects, the seed of entrepreneurial behaviour can be sown.
Throughout the year, each Enterprise will have its own theme. These will be:
- An Arts sale,
- A performance for family and friends,
- A photography exhibit,
- A computing focus,
- A buddy exchange
- And an opportunity to raise money for a charity.
The curriculum enterprise money goes back into year group pots to fund enhancement for their curriculum Learning Challenges.
The Arts drives the enterprise throughout the whole school. It is highly evident to any visitor how important the Arts are to us. In addition to curricular enterprise, we host at least three whole school enterprise initiatives per year. For example we held a ‘festival of lights’ in December to celebrate all faiths worshipped by our children and families and sold artwork and crafts. Every two years we host an Arts Festival with five other schools from the area.
We also pride ourselves in the fantastic musical opportunities we offer to our children. At Anfield Road, children in Years 1 - 4 all learn a musical instrument, alongside our 'Wider Opps' program, which requires every child in Year 4 to take ownership and responsibility of a musical instrument. We understand the importance of transferable skills and this is something we positively promote here. Following the success of our 'Wider Opps' program, we also host Pathways - where 12 children from the year group are chosen, due to their efforts and talents, to further their learning of a musical instrument. Not only do we have a successful musical instrument programme running throughout our school, but we also have 2 very successful choirs; a Middle School and an Upper School choir.
With such fantastic musical opportunities available throughout the curriculum, it is no surprise that our extra curricular music club is such a success. Currently, we have 26 children in our school band playing many instruments, ranging from the guitar, violin, piano and drums.