‘If music be the food of love play on’

A Conversation with Art
Mrs Rachel Dent, Head of School, read to the City Campus children and reflected on the role that reading plays in education, and in our lives.
‘If music be the food of love play on’
‘If music be the food of love play on’

11 November, 2022

If music be the food of love play on’ Twelfth Night

Yesterday I enjoyed a truly inspiring afternoon. Firstly, there was a fabulous performance by some of our gifted A Level and GCSE musicians. We moved seamlessly between Chopin and Schubert before enjoying 'Vivre' from 'Notre Dame de Paris' & ‘Someone Like You’ from ‘Jekyll and Hyde’.The Upper school audience and I were captivated. The students’ level of poise, confidence and talent were a joy to behold.

This was shortly followed by the Year 11 GCSE drama groups ‘Things I used to have’.  The performances were bold, courageous and thought-provoking. This was also the first time the students have been able to perform with a live audience and they rose to the challenge.

Harrow Beijing is committed to a holistic education in which the pupils are encouraged to develop their natural talents. We also use our Harrow values to encourage our students to take courageous steps such as trying a new musical instrument or performing in front of their peer group.

The immortality of Shakespeare and Chopin through their creative talents is also a reminder that we as teachers have a responsibility to feed young minds with creativity and ensure our students have every opportunity to flourish.

Life is finite, while knowledge is infinite. ---ZHUANGZI 369 – 286 BC

——Mrs Rachel Dent