The ArtsArt, Music and Drama play a very important part at Westfield. Every girl is encouraged to take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities that are available to them.
Art and Design is a 'transformational' experience in which skill development, creative thinking and independent learning are integral to the production of visually coherent works of art. Specialist teaching from the Early Years onwards ensures a high level of achievement both within the art studios and outside, resulting in a number of pupils' works being exhibited nationally. The Journey from Year 7 through to A Level is one of self discovery, developing self-awareness and exploring ideas, thoughts and impulses using a wide range of media, processes and methods.
Musical awareness at Westfield starts at an early age and plays a major part in the daily life of the school. Girls have the opportunity to learn a variety of musical instruments and enjoy singing with the Choir or in their form groups during the working day. The Orchestra and Junior House and Senior House Choirs are very popular with the girls and regular performances are held throughout the year. Regular solos and small groups concerts are held for pupils in both Junior House and Senior House to perform in front of friends and families.
Girls have the opportunity to participate in the school music and drama productions which range from big whole productions to smaller scale productions throughout the year. Last year's production of the musical 'Annie' performed at The Cluny 2 Theatre was sold out over all four performances which is testament to the girls' very high standard of singing, dancing and acting ability.
Drama at Westfield is a growing, vibrant, energetic and vital part of school life. The emphasis is on creating an atmosphere of trust where learning can be fun and enjoyable, building confidence and vital skills needed not only in their work but through their school life and onwards. Senior House girls demonstrated these skills this year when they gave an outstanding open-air performance of Alice in Wonderland.