There is a great deal of research that backs up the importance and benefits of performing arts for students, not just in their academic lives but also their lives in general. Here are some links to articles that give compelling reasons for why the performing arts is such a vital area of education.

http://sydney.edu.au/news/84.html?newsstoryid=12412

https://www.tsc.nsw.edu.au/tscnews/the-importance-of-performing-arts-in-education

http://www.aate.com/benefits-of-theatre-ed

https://www.education.com/magazine/article/Why_Childrens_Theater_Matters/


We at PAPA know how important the performing arts is for our students because we see the remarkable growth they achieve as creative, caring and courageous people in a short space of time. It really is quite astonishing to see the transformation that occurs as students discover the joy and sheer fun of expressing themselves through performing.