Research shows that there is a strong relationship between the cognitive capacities
developed through learning and communicating in dance, drama, media arts, music and
the visual arts, and students’ academic and social skills. Positive effects for young people
involved in arts-rich education programs include achievements in reading, language and
mathematics developments, increased higher order thinking skills and capacities, increased
motivation to learn, and improvements in effective social behaviours.An arts-rich education from an early age develops individual creativity and self-expression.
School-based arts participation can increase learners’ confidence and motivation, thereby
improving school attendance rates, academic outcomes and the wellbeing and life skills of
children and young people.
This is such strong evidence that supports the work we do at SJV across arts education and
shows the great value in having our Arts Fest that showcased the many gifts and talents
of our students. I sincerely thank Mrs Liz Cox and Mrs Andrea Ellis-Vester for their
leadership of this event and all our amazing teachers and staff for their contribution and
involvement towards this great community event.
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