Music is a powerful and unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. It brings together intellect and feeling and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. As an integral part of culture, past and present, it helps pupils understand themselves and relate to others, forging important links between the home, school and the wider world.
Music is part of the curriculum in all grades from the Early Years to Year 9. At LICS, music is not a subject that is restricted only to students who have piano or instrumental lessons, nor to talented performers. On the contrary, the Music Department at LICS aims, above all, to make music accessible to every member of the student body.
At LICS students have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills at concerts, musical events and assemblies which are designed for students with a wide range of skills. Instrumental presentations are arranged for students at every level of attainment and more formal occasions e.g. (Graduation Ceremonies) giving all students the opportunity to perform regularly for their family and peers in an appropriate environment.
The ethos of music at LICS is one of inclusiveness. Classes and ensembles perform whole world repertoires as appropriate. The LICS curriculum includes the study of western classical music, African, in particular, those from our host country, Zambia. The school band and choir allows students to perform with fellow students at a higher level.
At LICS, the Music Department offers music to all students, of all abilities and ages, from all cultures and of all ability levels.
In the Primary School, children take part in class assemblies on a regular basis, to enable them to showcase their public speaking skills and to share with the school community what they have been covering in the curriculum. This enables everyone to have an insight into their peers’ experiences in class. Our class assemblies are very popular with teachers and students and we all look forward to them.