Earlier this month, Shakespeare Republic creator, Sally McLean was invited to address the Independent Schools Victoria AGM on a topic of her choosing. She chose the title “The Arts – Who Needs It?” (and yes, she knows this is grammatically incorrect – read the speech to find out how she came to this title), and spoke to the 211 assembled School Principals, the Shadow Minister for Education in Victoria and members of the Victorian Education Department, as well as ISV Board Members about Creativity, Innovation and the Arts and how we can all play a role in championing the Arts in schools and beyond.
After delivering her speech, Independent Schools Victoria requested permission to publish it on one of their websites and have now made the link available for anyone who is interested in reading what Sally had to say.
You will find the full transcript here: https://www.theparentswebsite.com.au/the-arts-who-needs-it/
Sally would like to thank ISV for the invitation to speak and to the assembled guests for both their warm reception afterwards and kind remarks. And she would like to reiterate one of her points from her speech – “… academic and sporting prowess are not the only things that bring value to society. And I say that as the daughter of an Olympian and an academic.”
With many thanks to ISV Policy and Editorial Advisor, Shane Green, for hosting Sally on the night and requesting permission to publish her thoughts on this important topic.