The provision of arts education in secondary schools is disappearing quickly. More and more schools are cutting out creative subjects in response to budget cuts and a focus on academic subjects which form part of the ‘EBacc curriculum’.
Fred Longworth High School has always been passionate about the arts - it forms a core part of our culture and is intrinsic to the success and development of our students, whatever they go on to do in later life. A growing number of people have started to voice their concern about the disappearance of subjects like art, dance, drama and music.
Private schools are today advertising themselves on their distinction from state school in providing a full arts curriculum, whilst young people in state education are often facing reduced time in creative subjects, or at worst no longer having any experience of these subjects.
The young people and teachers at Fred Longworth are passionate about the excellent arts education that they receive and that’s why we made this short film, which was kindly supported by the Arts Council.
We want to celebrate and showcase exactly how the arts can provide part of a great education and advocate that it should be a right for all young people to have this experience.
The film shows the wide range of activities and learning that our students have been engaged in over a school year and also contains the voices of some key people in the creative and cultural industries advocating for the arts in schools.
For more information about the project, read the Where Did All the Art Go? blog.
Our launch event at the Lowry is a celebration of the arts in school, containing student performances and showcasing the arts at their best. Following the screening and launch of the film, there will be a debate and drinks reception.
Tickets are free to attend this event. Please follow the 'BOOK NOW' link above to register your place.
If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies.
Location: Studio 1, The Lowry, Salford Quays, Salford M50 3AZ.