Speaking tonight on Classic FM, the prime minister talks up his government’s work on music education: ‘As a government we’ve put something like £390m into music education. We’ve created these hubs around the country so that more children get the chance to learn a musical instrument. I think it is important. There’s more to be done.’
But he goes on to say that reading, writing and numeracy must come first. Arts and sport can follow when those basics are nailed down.
He says he always weeps in The Sound of Music.
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