Saturday, 12 September 2009

National Year of Music

This week Ed Balls, Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families launched the first ever National Year of Music...

In launching the National Year of Music, Ed Balls called on schools and local authorities to make a concerted effort to get more young people into music, so that by 2011 over 2 million primary school pupils will have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument. This initiative is backed by the Government’s £330 million investment in music, both inside and outside the classroom. The Year of Music runs from September 2009 to September 2010, with events taking place across the country over the coming year.

I hope that every school in Leeds will do something to celebrate and develop their music over the next year.

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