The Arts & Sport

Deeper learning is also fostered in the arts and sports. The giving of a stunning performance, the mastery of oneself, the expression of oneself through painting or plays or dance or poetry performances, the testing of oneself through triumph or defeat on the fields are all deeply memorable experiences that remain with children forever. And the deeper strengths they gain will also remain with them and spread throughout their learning. They shine in performance. And they learn the vital skills of collaboration and communication, resourcefulness, responsibility, rigour, resilience, risk-taking. These are transferable skills and all the evidence speaks of the benefits of the arts in schools to attainment across the board.