We at Kikani believe that Drama and the performing arts allow an avenue in students to develop cognitive abilities that complement their study in other disciplines. Further, it builds confidence which benefits public speaking opportunities. The talent that students discover through the Arts can form habits which transcend all areas of study. Communication between peers is accelerated as children are exposed to group activities. This experience also provides opportunity for them to display cultural leadership qualities. Some students find their ‘voice’ while studying the Arts. They may discover they are natural problem solvers or leaders. Creative expression is a great way to build self-confidence and can be particularly beneficial for introverted and reserved children. The Arts can also be a source of solitude – a place where a child is able to shut out their surrounds and immerse themselves in a creative environment. This process allows the imagination to thrive, aiding internal exploration. This experience can define a child’s growing sense of independence and interdependence. Hence art education has a place in the curriculum of students from Std 1 – 5 at Kikani.