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The Arts are an important part of education. Arts' programs: increase self-esteem, confidence, and sensitivity to the emotions and needs of other human beings; contribute to understanding among different peoples, and help students learn about other cultures; open the horizons of the creative mind; and enhance learning in other subjects, such as math, science, geography, language and history by reinforcing ideas and expanding concepts taught.

 

Over the years, evidence for the educational value of the arts has grown steadily. High school students, for example, who study at least one of the arts – theater, visual arts, dance, or music - score about 40 points higher on the verbal and math sections of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) than other students. Some schools use Arts methods to assess students’ academic performance and determine the level of achievement beyond standard.

 

Shallowford Falls Elementary is proud to announce our third annual Arts in Education Day, scheduled for Friday, May 4th, 2018. We will have more than 20 artists participating as instructors and performers. Each student will participate in up to six art sessions – some as a spectator and some hand-on workshops. From painters and graphic artists to dressmakers and photographers, our students will be given the opportunity to immerse themselves in a variety of artistic endeavors.

 

To get involved with our Arts in Education program or to volunteer for our Arts in Education Day, please contact president@shallowfordfallspta.com.

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