We like GOOD news!, an extra £18 million will be allocated to music education in the UK, including the national network of 123 music education hubs established in 2012..
Music education for children in England is to receive an £18m boost in funding, the Department for Education says.The extra money will be allocated to music education, including to the national network of 123 music education hubs established in 2012. The news follows a report by Ofsted inspectors last November that criticised a lack of depth and rigour in school music in England. The funding boost was welcomed by music and arts campaign groups.
Music education hubs were set up in 2012 as part of a national plan for music education. They are made up of music trust staff, voluntary groups and private firms working in a local area, to create joined up music education provision for children and young people, both in and out of school.
The aim is that every child in England has the opportunity to sing and learn a musical instrument, and to perform as part of an ensemble or choir.
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