We value and celebrate achievements in the Creative Arts.
Few schools can boast a 220-seat purpose-built theatre, equipped to professional standards. For many boys it is a place where they learn to communicate and express themselves. So many are involved on stage, in the technical crew or as the 'front of house' team, and all benefit from the wide range of productions which take place in the QEH Theatre.
A brief visit to the art department becomes a fascinating journey into the minds of teenage boys. Here they are encouraged to develop and realise ideas through varied media, techniques and processes including: painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography (digital - still and moving image) and printmaking. Equally, they can practise their skills and test their ingenuity solving problems in the Design Technology Centre.
Making music is a vital part of school life. We have a rich choral tradition and sing regularly in Bristol Cathedral and the Lord Mayor's Chapel. Our orchestras, bands and ensembles cater for a wide range of talents and tastes and perform regularly in venues around Bristol, as well as undertaking tours to Europe and the United States. When a pupil joins QEH he has the chance to start learning an instrument and we encourage all boys to have a go!
Once his imagination is fired and a boy has the opportunity to express his creativity, he grows in stature and confidence. It is no exaggeration to say that exciting work in the theatre, music or in art can be a life-changing experience.