Yorkshire Dance supports the ‘Bacc for the Future’ campaign

by antonydunn on November 20, 2012

BACC for the FutureThe English Baccalaureate (EBacc) threatens the very future of creative subjects – like Music, Art, Design & Technology, Drama and Dance.

By missing them off its list of core areas children must study, the Government is undermining their place at the heart of learning.

Your voice is vital to help change this.

Without them, our children will be denied the balanced education they need to grow and thrive. Without them, the skills that drive our creative economy will be lost.

We thought you might find it interesting to read and if you like, act upon this information, if you already haven’t:

The campaign was a leading story in; The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Evening Standard and on BBC Radio 4. In this coverage, a range of influential individuals also spoke about their grave concerns regarding the absence of creative subjects in the new English Baccalaureate (EBacc) proposals, including Andrew and Julian Lloyd Webber, Nicholas Hytner, Tony Hall, Tasmin Little and Nicola Benedetti to name but a few.

There are over 17,000+ signatures to the campaign petition and some 45 major organisations have become supporters, from the BPI to Rambert Dance Company – you can see who else at www.baccforthefuture.com and sign the petition there too.

It’s been an incredible start for the campaign but the challenge now is to keep up the momentum.

The Department for Education consultation into the EBacc closes on Monday 10 December so time is of the essence: it’s vital that we continue to show the level of real concern about the Government’s EBacc proposals. Here’s how:

• Make YOUR voice heard in the consultation: There are resources on the Bacc for the Future and Cultural Learning Alliance websites to help organisations respond to the DfE consultation simply and effectively. Please do submit your own – it’ll have real impact.

• Help INDIVIDUALS respond to the consultation: The more people who input their personal concerns the better. We’ve produced a short, easy to personalise, template response for individuals to make this as simple as possible. Please promote to your supporters and networks. Emails. Twitter. Facebook. in fact any way you can.

• Help PROMOTE the campaign: There’s a new simple Bacc for the Future marketing kit. This includes a NEW campaign logo, banner ad and some core messages. It’s all designed to help promote the campaign and petition on your website, Facebook pages, publications etc. You can download it here.

We must act to ensure creativity is embedded at the heart of education.

Thank you again for your help in making this campaign a success.

Bacc for the Future campaign

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