Celebrities call for more creative education in schools

According to the BBC stars from the arts world have joined industry leaders in urging the UK government to make creative education accessible to all young people. 

“For the benefit of the whole of the UK, we urge government to incentivise a broad and balanced curriculum within schools,” the letter reads.

The letter from the Creative Industries Federation calls on the government to recognise the “critical” role of creative education for young people in the creative industries and the economy as a whole.

“We call for either the discontinuation of the EBacc, or its broadening to include creative subjects,” the letter to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said.

Taylor-Johnson, director of Fifty Shades of Grey and the forthcoming A Million Little Pieces, said that “our creative industries are booming”.

“Yet policy makers seem to be geared towards denying the next generation of creatives the opportunity to contribute to an enormous part of the UK’s economy,” she continued.

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  1. As we celebrate an 8.3% rise in students completing GCSE Art & Design today, we must not forget what is at stake – our creative future. Today’s fantastic increase needs to be maintained year on year if we are to reverse a 9 year decline in creative education, and restore arts and design subjects to the curriculum.

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