Henry Morris on the impact of art

Dance Class Scan

[…] the school must provide for the feeding and training of the emotions  and the senses through the Arts – first by means of a building which is a work of art and gaily decorated, and also through music and drama and the dance. In all countries it is here that the school fails tragically. The result , everywhere, in all communities is wholesale, emotional and bodily malajustment and unhappiness. Impington Village College is a Community Centre for the Arts where children can consume and enjoy co-operatively all the art forms which  otherwise would be impossible

Henry Morris, part of a radio programme broadcast on the North American Service titled “British Education Look Ahead – The New Senior School in Britain” September 1942

image courtesy of the Impington Village College Archives

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