In case you haven’t seen it, here is a copy of the letter handed to Number 10 Downing Street last week by choreographer Arlene Phillips CBE and Nick Brook, Deputy General Secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers, on behalf of BACC For The Future.
Of course, the letter was signed by Black Dress Code. Research has clearly shown that music enhances all aspects of learning and life skills. In fact, a few years ago, the charity Musequality funded music projects to a cohort of seriously disadvantaged school children in Uganda. After five years in the programme, most of them went on to university. The power of music in education is undeniable.
In true style, the delivery of last week’s letter was accompanied by a ‘celebration of creativity’. We attach a couple of pictures (courtesy of Brian Slater) to give you a flavour. If you haven’t yet signed the petition, you can do so now at http://www.baccforthefuture.com/sign-the-petition.html