To: Councillor David Alexander, Councillor David Ross

Safeguard music in Fife schools

Safeguard music in Fife schools

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This petition asks the co-leaders of Fife Council, Councillors David Alexander and David Ross, to reject the destructive proposal to cut all music instrumental tuition in Fife schools and safeguard music for all our children, now and in the future.

Why is this important?

Fife's Education Service is proposing to cut all instrumental tuition in schools except for those pupils taking SQA Music. This will decimate music for Fife's children and young people. Learning any instrument will become an exclusive activity, reserved for those who can find a private teacher. Only these pupils will have the option of taking SQA Music at high school. Pursuing further study in music, at school or college, will be closed off to children whose parents cannot afford years of private tuition. Starved of upcoming players, school and youth orchestras and bands will struggle to survive and become increasingly elitest.

Fife, Scotland

Reasons for signing

  • Music is so important and should be made available to all children. It creates a whole person when given the opportunity.
  • There would be no Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra if there had not been instrumental tuition in schools. I can't believe this is happenning again - if there are further cuts the setback is enormous.
  • Music is a vital subject tongthing be Pupils a rounded education. Moreover, learning an instrument not only allows a pupil to express themselves, it means they can make new friends and learn key life skills such as organisation, dedication, perseverance; team work, communication skills and commitment. Children who later instrumental lessons in school usually continue to play for life - it has a positive impact on mental health and well-being.

Updates

2017-12-12 14:02:14 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2017-12-11 22:12:57 +0000

500 signatures reached

2017-12-11 15:47:20 +0000

100 signatures reached

2017-12-11 13:11:53 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-12-11 11:40:19 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-12-11 10:56:38 +0000

10 signatures reached