Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Media Release from Mr. Merlino - Victorian Funding for Instruments
The Andrews Labor Government is helping more kids enjoy music at school, by delivering its $2 million Music in Schools election commitment.
Minister for Education James Merlino today invited 200 eligible schools across Victoria to apply for grants to buy musical instruments under stage 1 of the program.
Mr Merlino launched the Music in Schools instrument grants program at River Gum Primary School, in Hampton Park, which is eligible for a grant of up to $5000 for musical instruments under the program.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“Research shows exposure to music education results in better grades, better results and better attendance.”
“We’ll bring music lessons to every Victorian school and we’ll help them with the cost of instruments and training because no child should miss out.”
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