Myleene rage as schools get out of tune

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - SQUARE EYES -

SINGER Myleene Klass has slammed cuts to mu­sic ed­u­ca­tion as “ut­terly ridicu­lous”.

The 40-year-old star said peo­ple “needed their souls fed” and schools must recog­nise the sub­ject’s im­por­tance.

Speak­ing at the Clas­sic Brits, which she hosted at the Al­bert Hall, she said: “Mu­sic uses ev­ery skill set from English and maths all the way through.”

Kather­ine Jenk­ins, 37, added: “A world where we learn all the im­por­tant things but don’t have cul­ture will be re­ally sad.”

Andrew Lloyd Web­ber said “em­pow­er­ing” mu­sic stopped chil­dren join­ing gangs.

Last year saw a 7.5% drop in GCSE mu­sic en­tries while a sur­vey of 1,200 schools found 90% had cut back in cre­ative arts.

Fig­ures show just 92 out of 6,788 GCSE mu­sic stu­dents el­i­gi­ble for free school meals went on to A-level.

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