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Cellist Lloyd Webber in English Bac warning


Eminent figures believe Britain's creative economy could be destroyed within a generation because of a decision to leave arts subjects out of the English baccalaureate.

"The real danger with this is that the only children who will be able to do the arts are children from rich families," warned cellist Julian Lloyd Webber.

Speaking of the change, Conservative MP Damian Hinds argued that the baccalaureate is simply "a core of academic subjects", and that students will still be able to elect to study the arts as "option subjects".

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