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Creative Arts


Please visit our dedicated faculty website at www.creatavi.co.uk to see much more about us.

The Faculty of Creative Arts joins the artistic areas of Art, Creative Media, Drama, Dance, Music and Photography together. We aim to offer students a broad and varied curriculum teaching not only artistic skills but giving students means and methods to explore their creative ideas. At the heart of what we strive to do is a clear philosophy of the importance of arts education – not only for emerging artists but as a training ground for creativity.

The Creative Arts are one of the most vital subject areas on any school’s curriculum. Their language is truly universal. Every culture explores its passions and fears through drama, dance, music and art. Regardless of gender, ability and belief, students respond intuitively to these modes of expression, and through them explore and communicate issues of morality and identity in a unique way, which enriches and personalizes their education. The social skills acquired during creative group work decision making, adaptability, negotiation, listening to options and the justification of your own ideas are imperative to personal development, arguably all other subject areas and the rapidly changing environment of the workplace.

Creative Arts Blog

2017 KS4 Revision/Exam Overview

Posted: 23 November 2017

Christmas EP and Christmas Cards

Posted: 24 November 2016

Last night at the Christmas Fair we (The CAY Coop Young Co-operative) launched our Christmas EP – and have nearly sold out!!

We are reprinting more for sale from next week from Reception along with the Christmas cards.

Plymouth Poetry Festival

Posted: 23 November 2016

On Tuesday 15th November a group of Tavistock College students along with Mrs McCarty took part in the Plymouth Poetry Festival. This long established event marks a celebration of poetry and was where Cyrus Larcombe-Moore won a trophy last year prior to his Foyles Poetry Award this year.

The judges were extremely complimentary about the students presentation, communication confidence and overall performances and also gave tips for the future. Connie Ballard in Year 9 won the Joshua McCarty Cup and 1st prize in the Novice Speaking of Verse class for her rendition of ‘Do not stand at my grave and weep’ by Mary Elizabeth Fyre . Issey Hillman was commended in 2nd place and Heidi Turnock, Laura Oldfield and Lily Walke all commended and in 3rd. Students enjoyed their experience including watching all the other performances in their class and are keen to return next year and enter a wider range of classes

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