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Performing arts leaders welcome plans for Creative Arts Academy York

Leaders in the fields of music and the performing arts are enthusiastic about the potential new school for York.

Suzi Digby OBE, a nationally-renowned music educator and broadcaster, said: I am hugely excited at the prospect of the Creative Arts Academy York. Creative people tend to be independent-minded, balanced and well-rounded. They are vital for our future. Having music and other creative arts embedded into a curriculum adds an indispensable dimension to learning. There is no doubt children will thrive in this exciting environment.”

Alison Goffin, of York Music Service, said: “Music, dance and drama are so vital to the development and sense of personal achievement of every child. The team that are putting together the plans for this new academy have a real vision for improving access and opportunities for every child – and it’s so exciting that it will be happening in York.”

Lin Marsh, a composer and educator, said: “Putting the arts at the very centre of education gives every child free flight with their imagination, their body and their voice. In the world we now live in, what could be more important than creativity, empathy and understanding who we are and how we relate to others?”

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