Music has an important role to play in the curriculum for students in St.Francis Schools. It facilitates the development of personal, social, mental, and physical skills, which will enable the student to interpret and adapt to his/her environment in a more competent and comprehensive fashion.
The music curriculum provides every student with opportunities to progress to a level at which they can derive pleasure and enjoyment from participating as individuals or in group musical activities through listening, responding, composing, and performing. There is a multiplicity of ways in which students can actively participate in musical activities, regardless of their ability level. Providing developmentally appropriate musical experiences for students helps to develop their self-esteem and self-confidence, thus improving their self-image.
The music curriculum encourages students to respond to musical experiences in an individual manner, thus highlighting the value of each student’s response.
St.Francis School works collaboratively with Music Generation to create rich and diverse ways for students to engage in vocal and instrumental tuition delivered by skilled professional musicians, across all musical genres and styles.
Music Generationis Ireland’s National Music Education Programme that transforms the lives of children and young people through access to high quality performance music education in their locality. Through partnership, Initiated by Music Network, Music Generation is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills, Laois County Council and St.Francis School.