Aesthetic cultivation is a basic goal and pursuit of our cultural courses.
The adolescents’ contact with the world of Art and Politics, through their work in Theater, Music (Choir) and Art, creates tomorrow’s citizens. People who can create and enjoy an artistic event. Citizens with high aesthetic criteria, socially active and mentally resilient.
Arts make adolescents more creative, while enhancing their ability to recognize beauty and utility, an ability that will accompany them throughout their lives.
Children expand their imagination, become confident and build team spirit, sharpen their judgment and observation, express their feelings, take initiatives, develop their emotional intelligence, and finally cultivate their creative thinking.
The art of drama cultivates a positive attitude and perception of life, and provides a rich experience for their self-determination and their creative role in the world.
The theater team of our school has been counting more than 10 years and has presented remarkable theatrical performances by Greek and foreign theatrical writers.
Our school has four children’s choirs formed by students of the 1st and 2nd grades of Primary School, C and D, E and F, as well as the one by High School – Lyceum students. All choirs are an integral part of the events and school activities taking place every year.
It is also worth noting that children’s involvement with the basic aspects of Music Art, as it takes place within our school, is driving many of them to the choice of a specialized musical and vocal training.
Understanding the positive effects of art for man, Bougas Schools operate a group of visual arts in the course of Aesthetic Education. The pupils participation in this group aims to bring them in contact with basic artistic concepts and ideas, help children create, appreciate and evaluate the aesthetic effect of a project, while it has a clear effect on children’s psychology and mentality. The child is given the chance to paint, construct, design, work with clay, create with plasticine, make models, perceive “dimensions” in the universe, make three-dimensional constructions and much more… In this context, children cultivate their imagination, their critical ability, and enrich their knowledge while having a beneficial effect on his mental and social ability. Besides, as Chapman (1998) states, “the role of teach- ing art to a child is multi-dimensional. A teacher who brings the child into contact with art, in addition to many others, achieves a) the personal fulfillment, b) the appreciation of the artistic heritage of his place and of the whole world, c) realization of his social role … “