“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” – Leonardo Da VINCI
Art is not celebrated in Irish schools. Merely tolerated, viewed by the uninformed as a low level hobby. The art room often confined to some dusty corner of the school is only seen as useful when perhaps there a background that needs painting for a school play. Recent results from the Central Statistics Office however show, that this strategy is a grave mistake.
The survey concludes that; “On analysing the results, we found that students who studied Art along with Science or Maths performed better in the tests than those who did not study Art.” No news here, it has been obvious for over 500 years. Leonardo Da Vinci, the obvious poster child. You can check out the survey in the link below. Such facts beg the question if art is not the champion of your school, is your school a champion?