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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.

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