arts programs can have a significant impact on improving school
attendance, academic achievement and student wellbeing in Australian
Minister for School Education Peter Garrett, today released The Song
Room's Bridging the Gap in School Achievement through the Arts report,
saying it reaffirmed the Gillard Government's work to include arts in
the National Curriculum.
"Music provides a potent method to help students connect with their
studies and the broader world around them, to build self-esteem and it
is now demonstrating a positive impact on improving student results
and attendance," Mr Garrett said.