Create a performing arts day school for young people with special needs in Leicester
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There is currently no daytime (during school time) provision for children and young people with special needs in the city or county specialising in performing arts.
My daughter has just moved up to a secondary special school in the city. She struggles with writing and has limited communication skills. But one thing she loves is music! With this in mind, whilst looking round at other schools in the city, I was keen to find somewhere that specialised in performing arts. It soon became clear that we don't have that kind of provision in the city other than one-off provision.
The arts plays a huge role in educating the youth in our city, and I feel can be particularly valuable to children and young people with special needs. For example, there may be children who struggle to communicate through words but can express themselves through dance.
We are calling on the city council to work with relevant organisations in the city to make this dream become a reality. #artsforeveryone
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