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Young people respond to the government’s EBacc consultation
A powerful response to the government EBacc consultation direct from those it stands to impact most.
“The curriculum should reflect and promote the diversity of intelligence in its pupils.”
In light of the government’s open consultation on implementing the English Baccalaureate (Ebacc), Wired4Music – the young Londoner’s music network hosted by Sound Connections – felt it was imperative to hear from as many people aged 25 and under about whether they think that studying music at school is important and why, and to ensure that their voices were heard. In a decision that could potentially leave little room for music and the arts within the national curriculum, it is crucial that the government hears from those who this change will affect directly. Wired4Music cast the net far and wide sharing a short survey, which gathered 138 responses from those who felt that their opinions needed to be heard and considered in the making of this decision.
“Music develops our creativity which is identified often as the key thing that young people need in life to succeed… You need to have the resilience, confidence and creativity to make your own way and music and the arts have a massive impact on that.”
Click here to read the full report, written by Wired4Music member Siân Dicker-Thorne.
This report was also shared as part of the Bacc for the Future campaign.
Music Excellence London: Webinar - 'A practical guide to composing and arranging music for the KS3 classroom and school ensemble'
Thursday 27 April 2017
4.30pm - 5.30pm
Music Excellence London: TeachMeet - 'Building a department from the bottom-up: a musical vision'
Thursday 4 May 2017
5.00pm - 7.00pm
Samba Drumming and Body Percussion
Wednesday 24 May 2017
2.00pm - 5.00pm
What’s That Noise? - Encouraging child-initiated musicality with John Webb
Wednesday 21 June 2017
9.15am - 3.30pm
- Did you see the @SConnections newsletter this week? Exciting #Innovate2017 + workshop announcements. Read it here: https://t.co/JqrOJ77mAm,
- Experience hands on child-initiated music making with John Webb @KintorewayNS on 21 June #LEYMN #earlyyears… https://t.co/z1dLeVpoIZ,
- Next @MusicExLondon TeachMeet, May 4 'Building a dept from the bottom up: A musical vision' thanks @listermusicdept… https://t.co/66RHCEPzrn,
- Uniqueness of three orgs coming together on one project. @Seriouslive @lsostlukes Discovery and @hackneymusic Shari… https://t.co/Vo3riyQGEC,
- Chris Mackin from Ickburgh School - working w @hmdtmusic @lsostlukes @hackneymusic - just finished project for… https://t.co/amvFPJi8e5,
- "Take the risk to put young people in driving seat - they will always surprise you & create brilliant projects" #YouthVoice @hackneymusic,
- Great #YouthVoice presentation from Kenia, Takiyah, Caitlin @hackneymusic #YouthMusicForum. Young people must have… https://t.co/Qwc4oUbV0r,
- "Collaboration is vital defence to reduction of our provision as music educators. Think about schools,… https://t.co/s71tsbVMum,
- Great to be at this @hackneymusic event this evening. A brilliant network doing fantastic partnership work with sch… https://t.co/oGEqGvW3Eb,
- MT @sfhannan Gr8 to hear from a music coord @hackneymusic event that theirHT sees music key to curriculum & focus not just on maths/literacy,