With the advent of our newly-built, state-of-the-art Performing and Visual Arts centre, the girls at St Mary’s have access to superb facilities which allow the development of creativity in all spheres. With a 530 seat concert hall or theatre, natural light Art studios, music practice rooms and loud practice rooms, dramatic art venues and a superbly fitted dance studio, our girls have the facilities required to extend their understanding of their creativity. Visual Arts, Dramatic Arts and Music are firmly entrenched in the curriculum and the girls are encouraged to explore their talents in a wide range of cultural activities. These include: Choir, Jazz Band, String Ensemble, Marimbas, Debating, Public Speaking, Folk Guitar to name only a few. Private lessons in a wide variety of instruments are available to the St Mary’s girls.
The current thinking is that pupils can easily be taught skills but creative and imaginative ideas are increasingly sought after in the workplace.
St Mary’s girls are encouraged to explore their cultural talents and become leaders in critical, lateral thought.