Musicians' Union join the campaign

Musicians' Union have joined the campaign to protect creativity in our schools.

John Smith, General Secretary of The Musicians' Union said:

‘Young people who study creative subjects whilst at school are the performers and audience members of the future. The MU is extremely concerned that the Department for Education’s proposals, which would make the EBacc all but compulsory in schools, could make it almost impossible for children to continue to study subjects such as music or drama. In an ideal world, all young people would have the opportunity to learn to sing or play an instrument outside of school subjects, but unfortunately that is not an option for some children. It is therefore all the more important to ensure that young people who develop an interest in creative subjects are able to pursue them throughout their school career without falling foul of the restrictive subject choices in the EBacc.’