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  • Students involved in the arts outperformed other “arts-poor” students academically and were four times more likely to win an academic award, such as being named to the honour roll.
  • Arts students are more motivated to learn and are three times more likely to win a school attendance award.
  • Students involved in the arts are four times more likely to participate in science or math fairs, and also have more developed imaginative and creative-thinking skills.
  • Studies have proven links between: playing music and enhanced spatial temporal reasoning; and drama classes and a greater aptitude for language areas like writing and reading comprehension.

Source: Champions of change: The impact of the arts on learning, 1999.

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