Benefits of Arts education in primary school

This is a short clip discussing the benefits of implementing the Arts curriculum in primary school education. Through extensive research and personal experience I was able to collate data exploring the many benefits the Arts hold for young children

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The Arts and Australian Education: Realising potential

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