New term…new challenges

As we move into a new academic year, the arts face ever greater challenges, due to funding cuts and the strange belief among some policy-makers that performing arts are irrelevant and bring little benefit to enquiring minds.

This is the stuff of nonsense! Story and drama have important cross-curricular applications and benefits.

If you are reading this and you are an educator in any key stage, or someone providing day care to individuals with physical and learning disabilities, mental health issues, etc., please challenge the threat posed by knee-jerk reactions to budget cuts: the arts bring joy, learning, opportunity, insight and freedom, and they enhance communication and mend brokenness.

Let’s keep the arts at the centre.

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