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Latest News: Integrating Art into Classroom Learning

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The creative industries play a vital role in upholding cultural and economic health. In UK the sector is employing 1.7 million people and adding £77 billion to the UK economy in 2013. In addition it is creating growth and jobs in many other industries too. In a speech, October 15, the UK Schools Minister Nick Gibb welcomed an initiative to further increase cultural education in UK schools. He claimed that “Film studios, advertising firms and video game developers are industrial heavyweights in today’s Britain, becoming the 21st century equivalent of Sheffield steel or Manchester cotton.” Washington Post reporting about the same trend in the US, where school chief, Kevin Maxwell, at Prince George’s County says the following about integrating art in classroom education: “It helps creativity, it helps innovation, it helps kids to think a little differently.” Source: Speech by UK School Minister Nick Gibb and Washington Post


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