Arden Spectacular showcases performing arts talents of students
Arden’s biennial Kindergarten – Year 6 Dance and Music Performance evening, The Arden Spectacular: Legends, was a great success. Held at the Chatswood Concourse on the evening of 9th September, the event showcased the many musical and artistic talents of Arden Primary School students. Each year group performed a dance item. In addition, the audience was treated to wonderful music-making from the Primary Concert Band, Intermediate Band, Beginner Band, Primary Vocal Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Year 2 Strings, String Ensemble, Advanced String Ensemble and Percussion.
Discussing the importance of the Arden Spectacular, Miss Tiali Fraser, Director of Teaching and Learning (Primary) explained: “Legends was a wonderful evening which showcased and celebrated the musical talents of our students. It provided an opportunity for all students to be involved in the Performing Arts in an authentic way. This was valuable as participation in the Performing Arts adds to the learning experiences of every student by teaching them to explore and express their feelings. Music and dance have been shown to improve attention, memory and brain cognition, hence positively impacting on brain development and learning in other areas of the curriculum. The Performing Arts make an effective contribution to the personal and social development of children and plays ‘an important role in inspiring and improving the whole school environment’ (Susan M. Crowe).”