Petition calling for expressive arts to be included in the EBacc
There is currently a petition on the parliament website calling for expressive arts to be included in the EBacc. The campaign, which has been backed by the D&T Association and the Bacc for the Future campaign, has so far received over 100,000 signatures and is going to be debated in Parliament on Monday 4 July at 4.30pm.
Although the petition talks about expressive arts, the debate will be about the increasing marginalisation of all technical, creative and artistic subjects as a result of the EBacc accountability measure. People are being encouraged to write or email to their local MP in attempt to make sure as many MPs as possible to engage in the debate.
This debate will provide an opportunity to build on the support from the Westminster Hall debate on the ‘Inclusion of D&T as an EBacc subject’ which was called by Michelle Donelan MP on 15 March 2016.