At Ringwood Junior School we believe that music is important in the development of minds and has an amazing impact on the children’s wellbeing. Music reduces tension, distractions, extends attention span and helps children to settle for a longer period of time. Music is taught as a separate and an integrated subject where children are allowed to explore their creative skills, develop a love for performance , increase confidence, learn musical techniques and appraise their work for improvement They explore their thoughts and feelings through responding physically, intellectually and emotionally to a variety of music from different times and cultures.
Ringwood Junior School offers a wealth of experiences which the children are able to develop further in their senior education. We pride ourselves that a broad range of opportunities are available both in school and in the community.
We have superb links with Hampshire Music who have been involved with Wider Opportunities and children are able to learn to play trumpets, trombones, cellos, violins and clarinets.
We have regular peripatetic who teach Percussion, Strings, Woodwind, Brass and Keyboard. Parents can opt for their children to have more specialised teaching once a week.
We have a biannual Show and Music Festival which is a great hit with all the children and more than a third of our children choose to take part. Parents are very supportive and encourage their children to take part often helping children to learn lines and music. Some past shows have been Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Coat, Annie, Oliver, Wizard of Oz and Wind in the Willows.
Musical events in the community are very important to us and children enjoy performing outside school. Every year we can be seen in the local Parish Church at Christmas for a moving Christmas service. They have also been involved in other local churches and singing in the local shopping centre, singing at the local Senior School and demonstrating samba at other schools in the county.
Whatever the age, whatever the style, whatever the ability, Ringwood Junior school encourages variety, enjoyment, musical awareness and confidence in all our children.
If your child is interested in learning to play an instrument, you will need to add their name to the waiting list.
Music lessons usually start on the third full week of the Autumn term and from the first week of both Spring and Summer terms.