As the Paralympic Games get underway, many disability art organisations and artists are hoping that London 2012 will help raise the profile of their work and challenge existing ideas around disability arts.
Within the current climate of budget cuts – and the growing pressure on publicly funded arts organisations to prove their value – it’s always refreshing to hear about positive and exciting ways in which the arts are making a difference to young people’s lives.
Here at Children & the Arts, we're constantly amazed by the ingenuity of arts practitioners, so we wanted to share with you a fascinating project, the Wide Open School, which has just taken place at London’s South Bank Centre.
As the Deputy Prime Minister announces the launch of 2,000 summer schools for struggling pupils, we consider research that suggests summer schooling may not be as effective in raising attainment as some experts believe.
A lack of reading at home – coupled with the influence of the internet – is resulting in an increasing number of children uninterested in reading by the time they finish primary school, according to a new UK survey.