STEAM: Science and Arts

Art and science through the STEAM competencies (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) is a pedagogical approach that advocates collaborative work and the integration of highly related competencies.

Artists and scientists share the same skills, which is why at Agora Andorra International School we give a leading role to all the disciplines that encompass it. That is why we work with LEGOǏ Education SPIKE™ Prime to provide our students with the best training in programming and robotics. Thanks to the software and activities adapted to the needs of each of them as well as to the specific training of teachers will be able to learn the tools with which they will gradually advance in the exciting and intuitive world of the different languages of programming.

Music and the expressive arts are key to the integral development of children: they bring enormous cognitive and personal benefits, as well as enhancing their communication skills. Music education promotes the development and improvement of special talents, along with values such as effort and improvement, sensitivity, organization or teamwork. As a sign of our commitment to music education, Agora Andorra International School is an examination centre for the Trinity Music Exams.

Our Music curriculum is designed to offer our students an active and engaging musical experience. Our pupils begin music classes in Early Years (aged 3-5) and continue throughout Primary, where they get the opportunity to learn the violin. In order to facilitate violin lessons, we have an arrangement with the Rapsodia Marrugat music shop, which enables pupils to buy or rent an instrument at reduced rates. During Early Years, children can also start learning the piano, and ukuleles and percussion instruments are used in Music classes.

We believe that creative and performing arts are fundamental to providing a broad and balanced education, enhancing intellectual capacity, encouraging children to think independently and helping them to explore their creativity, imagination, artistic sensibility and emotions. The school offers comprehensive programmes in the artistic, expressive and visual arts, including music, painting and drawing, helping our students to create, explore and innovate.

Art and creativity play an important role in the all-round education of students at Agora Andorra International School. We believe that arts subjects provide a powerful vehicle through which students can express their thoughts, emotions, and feelings and share their personal view of the world. Creative arts are an effective learning tool and encourage creativity, self-discipline and understanding, whilst improving children’s ability to express themselves through imaginative, reflective and critical thought. Arts subjects allow students to connect with their feelings and emotions and can help them find strategies to deal with challenging situations that they might encounter in other areas of their lives.

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