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The Arts and Student Activities
QSI promotes education beyond the walls of our school enclosure, by ensuring that the children are taken on field trips to extend their learning and to enable them to engage with the culture, arts and natural surroundings of Togo. Local artisans and contemporary artists are organized to conduct training workshops either on or off campus. We also have a Day Without Walls, which is an organized excursion to investigate the natural environment, local businesses or historic sites.
Elementary and Middle School Art is designed to teach visual literacy as well as artistic process to students at an age-appropriate level. It is modeled on the National Core Arts Standards for Visual Arts. These standards are based on the artistic processes of creating, presenting, responding, and connecting with artistic ideas and works of art.
Music and Performances
The Music Curriculum is designed to develop the students' musical aptitude through learning a variety of songs and responding to music in creative ways by listening, playing and improvising. Basic music theory and improving ear-training is also a focus. Hearing and listening for specific qualities or characteristics of music, along with matching pitches, and moving rhythmically and creatively to music constitute the essence of this program. Learning about music of other times, places and cultures as well as developing choral music skills also constitute a portion of the curriculum.
Students prepare for presentations and performances as part of their training in presentation and performance skills, as well as in the development of communication skills. Choral and instrumental pieces are prepared for musical performances which are held at significant times during the academic year.
Workshops with Togolese Artists
As part of our cultural awareness focus, students participate in workshops conducted by local artists and artisans. This may take the form of an excursion to an offsite facility or as a workshop held on the premises.