£2.5m boost to keep Lincolnshire’s children musical

MUSIC education in Lincolnshire will receive a £2.5 million boost from the Department for Education over the next three years.

Arts Council England has announced the Lincolnshire Music and Arts Education Hub as one of six hubs in the East Midlands to secure the cash.

Led by the county’s award-winning music service, it will play a key role in ensuring all children and young people have access to high-quality music education and opportunities to develop their skills.

Coun Patricia Bradwell, Lincolnshire County Council’s executive councillor for Children’s Services, said: “This is great news for music education in Lincolnshire.

“The aim is to ensure that every child aged five-18 has the opportunity to sing and learn a musical instrument, to progress to the next level, and to play with other children as part of an ensemble or choir.”

For more information regarding Lincolnshire Music Service please visit www.lincsmusicservice.org.