With creativity in children dropping, their ways in dealing with the stress that school can bring decrease, and in turn, they begin to retain less information because of the stress that is pressed upon them. Students that are stressed are unable to concentrate in their other classes; and thus their grades drop, ultimately affecting college acceptance rates. The National Institute of Health explains in an article that, “Many scientists agree that the arts can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve well-being and enhance the way we fight infection.” It is important that we find a way to prevent the art budget from been reduced or eliminated altogether. There are four steps to get this idea under way, but are not impossible to formulate.
Step one to this problem is to get the arts out into the educational community with showcases at school. This is rather simple, cost effective, and allows the greater part of the school to see the importance of arts and how it relates to children who are still developing. Students will be able to show off what they can do, and the schools could raise money from it by auctioning some of the art work, thus putti...
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..., and even horticulture, art is everywhere. Children’s minds are easily molded, and the right form of art could be very beneficial to students. If they like music, expose them to diverse forms of it; Mozart, orchestral, rock, electronic and indie, just to name a few. If they enjoy drawing and painting, expose them to Van Gogh, Picasso, Rembrandt, Leonardo Da Vinci, Claude Monet.
It is evident that school needs to be letting the kids speak for themselves, and keeping art class will help them not only academically, but would also rid them of their boredom and stress, thus allowing them to pay better attention in class and retain more information. Not only will students become more involved with their schoolwork, but also in their community as a performer or artist, and these changes will continue to help them grow and blossom in many areas throughout their lives.
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