3D street painting

Wow! Step inside the largest AND longest 3D street painting Guinness World Records’s ‘The Rhythm of Youth’, an enormous painting measuring 2,622.882 m² (28,232 ft² 50.4 in²) has set two new anamorphic painting records. It was created by China’s Yongchun Yang and Yanting Xu and their team of artists, taking more than 20 days to […]

Top 10 skills children learn from the arts

Top 10 skills children learn from the arts Washington Post You don’t find school reformers talking much about how we need to train more teachers in the arts, given the current obsession with science, math, technology and engineering (STEM), but here’s a list of skills that young people learn from studying the arts. They serve […]

Protect Music Education

Our contribution to the campaign to Protect Music Education “Education, or rather good education, has never been and will never be about prioritizing ‘core’ subjects. Neither is it about relentless assessment in these subjects with the sole purpose of generating league tables of performance. More children may indeed leave school literate and numerate, but they […]

Stage fright!

Just a comforting (I hope) message to all of you who are currently getting hot under the collar about your forthcoming leavers’ productions. I’m assuming that, as D-day approaches, there’s been lots of yelling, arguing, threats of cancellation, pulling out of hair, vowing never to put on a musical again…etc etc. There certainly used to […]