National youth dance company in arts education review
DfE propose to set up a new national dance company in response to a review of cultural education in England.
I like the idea that they propose a shift in emphasis from PE/English to having the ‘Arts’ play a significant role in young people’s education. Creative expression is extremely therapeutic for young people, especially those with learning or behavioral difficulties.
With the constant push for academic and NEET targets this is a welcome break to allow young people to express themselves, and hopefully enjoy their formative teenage years.
As you can tell I’m a supporter of this in principal. Have a read and let me know what you think.
CREDIT: BBC NEWS / Sean Coughlan