The future of all creative and artistic subjects is under serious threat from the British Government’s proposals for a new English Baccalaureate (EBacc).
Creative subjects are vital, not only educationally for our children, but also for our economy (one in eleven jobs). However evidence shows that they are already being squeezed out of our secondary schools following the EBacc proposals.
At the recent debate in Parliament, several of the MPs that spoke mentioned how much they were moved by letters they had received from their constituents concerning the importance of creativity and the negative impact the EBacc is having on it. We need to keep up the pressure! So I am asking you, today, to please write again – or for the first time – to your Member of Parliament (you can find out who it is here) asking them to oppose the EBacc.