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Streaky And Tumby Schools to Receive $14,000 for Music

Streaky Bay Area School

Tumby Bay Area School and Streaky Bay Area are set to receive fourteen thousand dollars each under round 1 of the Marshall governments Music Innovation Fund.

The two schools are 2 out of 19 from across the state to be selected and received funding to make music accessible for children and young people of all abilities.

The Governments Music Innovation initiative aims to create more opportunities for South Australian children to participate in music education.

Funds will see schools purchase new instruments such as saxophones, flutes, guitars and percussion sets along with music programs and upskill teachers.

Education Minister John Gardner said the Music Innovation Fund provides an opportunity for schools to engage children in music from an early age.

“Investment in high-quality music education brings many educational benefits for our children and young people,” said Minister Gardner.

“This fund enables access to quality music education which supports and reinforces the development of literacy, language and other academic skills in children and young people. It is also a critical enabler of social development and emotional wellbeing.

Applications for Round 2 of funding are now open and will close on Friday 11 October.

To find out more about the Music Innovation Fund and how to apply visit the Education Department website.