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Build Steam by teaching arts and sciences equally

If we are blinkered in our approach, we limit children’s futures, says Antonia Berry

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Every school in the UK acknowledges the central importance of science, technology, maths and engineering (Stem) in the preparation of young people for the world of work. Increasingly squeezed and sidelined, however, are the arts.

Last year it emerged that the number of Scottish school pupils taking social sciences and the arts has fallen. This raises concerns about a narrowing curriculum – and as the curriculum contracts, so does the world that is accessible to our young people. At St Columba’s, a co-educational all-through school on the outskirts of Glasgow, we believe that schools neglect ...

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