Another important update on the campaign the MIA have been supporting since it was started, with an excellent embedded article by Bernard Trafford in the Times Educational Supplement:
In his piece for Tes, The prevailing mood in the schools’ music community? Despair, Bernard Trafford hails Bacc for the Future as an ‘increasingly brilliant campaign’ whilst reflecting on the absence of the Schools Minister at the Music and Drama Education Expo on Thursday 22 February.
This is fantastic coverage for our campaign and it is more important than ever that we continue to fight the EBacc as the uptake of creative subjects at GCSE continue to decline year on year.
But we need your help to make a difference.
Write to the Prime Minister and your local MP today about why creative subjects matter in our schools.
(We’ve updated our template letter online, but it is always best to send a personal email or letter if you can.)
If you get a reply, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
The EBacc must be scrapped or reformed before any further damage is done.