April 26, 2013 :: Posted by - Audrey Roosebom - Category - P.I.C.
, School Councils
The First Ever Earth – Space Music Monday Concert
Is your family following the exploits of Canada’s Commander Chris Hadfield in the International Space Station? Classrooms and family rooms all across Canada are enthralled by Commander Hadfield’s easy communication style as he explains what it is like to live up on the space station and the purpose of the many experiments being conducted during his stay. He even took time out from the “official business” of the space station to collaborate with Ed Robertson (of Barenaked Ladies fame) in writing a song called “Is Somebody Singing,” the official theme song for 2013′s Music Monday. A very special treat is coming up for us on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm EDT as Commander Hadfield will take part in the nation-wide live webcast of this event together with earth bound participants located at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto. For more information including the full line up of performers check out Music Monday’s website at http://www.musicmonday.ca.
This event is especially timely in light of People for Education’s recently released report on The Arts in Ontario Schools which examines the availability of arts education to Ontario’s student population. The final recommendations of this report note that:
“there is strong evidence that arts education provides a key foundation for developing the students’ creativity, engagement and academic achievement. Arts education both supports individual learning and development and builds students’ capacity to communicate and work in teams.”
The full report with all it’s findings and recommendations is available through this link on the People for Education website: http://www.peopleforeducation.ca/pfe-news/students-missing-essential-arts-education-and-enrichment/