Serena O’Connor, Head of Art at Walden School argues that the arts should not be viewed as ‘soft subjects’; being artistic and scientific often goes hand in hand.
'We need to ring-fence time to wonder for children in a world which is changing rapidly and becoming less playful, less wonderful, more worrying'
Dr Tim Coker, Festival Director of The Festival on The Close at Rugby School, argues that children need access to the arts to ensure that when children grow up, they can respond to the world as creative, sensitive and compassionate human beings.
Mark Pearce, Headmaster at Prior Park Prep School, discusses the issue of increased affordability and outlines his motivations behind reducing his school's fees.
'Music is a key to unlock a child's potential in so many different areas that are vital to a successful and happy life; we must protect music provision within schools'
Dr Amy Fancourt, Head of Psychology at Queen Anne’s School, Caversham outlines her views in response to a BBC article which states music 'could face extinction' in secondary schools.
Now that the excitement of World Book Day has passed, and the costumes have been cast aside, Nigel Lashbrook, Headmaster at Oakham School in Rutland, argues it is time to focus on what really matters – reading.