HC Deb 23 May 1989 vol 153 c439W
Mr. Bowis

To ask the Minister for the Arts if he will make a statement on the use made of the educational opportunities afforded to schools by arts bodies.

Mr. Luce

I believe that arts bodies, museums and galleries and public libraries all offer valuable ways of supplementing and supporting the teaching in schools. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Science and I are commissioning work on a package of material, illustrating good practice, which will be distributed to all maintained schools early next year. The booklet will provide examples of the range of learning opportunities available in the contemporary arts and in museums and will show how these and similar initiatives in related fields can have wider educational applications.