19 October 2017

Exciting news on research into arts in schools

We read some fascinating news this week, that thousands of UK primary school pupils will be taking a part in trials to discover how activities like music and drama can boost results in the classroom.

Each project will look at ‘cultural learning’ and the effect it has on academic achievement, creativity and self-confidence.

The trials will see:

  • Teachers and pupils working with author-illustrators to learn how to use picturebooks to improve reading and writing skills.
  • Developing teacher writing skills to help improve pupils’ confidence and motivation in the subject.
  • Weekly drama sessions where five to seven-year-olds take turns as authors, performers and the audience.
  • Journalists working with youngsters to help them write and publish articles and put together radio and TV packages.
  • Pupils learning the basics of music through daily singing and musical games.

The overall trial programme is being run and funded by the Education Endowment Foundation and the Royal Society of Arts.

If you’re reading this blog, then we think you’ll agree with us that this is an incredibly worthwhile scheme, and we’re excited to hear about what we expect to be amazing results.

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