‘Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, and life to everything... Without music, life would be an error.’ (Plato)
As an academy, this is a philosophy which we embrace – we believe in a broad and balanced curriculum and the use of INSPIRE units support us with this. Right from entering school, in YR, we want to instil in our pupils a passion for the subject, the skills to perform and compose and an understanding of the dedication and hard work needed to achieve success in this subject.
Studies have shown that singing can reduce stress, increase confidence, help with breathing and posture and, given the right song, can have a positive effect on your mental health. At Connor Downs Academy, we are strong advocates for singing and playing instruments. This is often shown throughout the school week and we are very lucky to have a rich and varied curriculum to teach our children.