Arts and Culture

When students are encouraged to express themselves and take risks in creating art, they develop a sense of innovation that will be important in their adult lives.

Arts and Culture improve educational attainment across the curriculum

  • Schools integrating the arts show above-average reading and mathematics scores
  • Drama improves confidence, attendance, and literacy, particularly for students 
  • Music improves attainment in maths, literacy and early language acquisition

Students who engage in quality arts experiences…

  • Have a more positive view about themselves
  • Develop their personality, expression,  critical thinking, creativity and imagination
  • Demonstrate improved achievement, engagement, collaboration, and motivation

Arts and culture improve mental health and wellbeing

Mental health teams using arts and culture in schools have seen benefits including:

  • Opportunities to develop supportive friends
  • Better school attendance and participation in extra-curricular activities
  • Improved self-esteem, social skills and social inclusion
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