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Monday, 27th July 2015

UK: Taking Part 2014/15 - Annual Child Report

Source: Department for Culture, Media and Sport (UK)

Cultural Engagement - Key Findings:

The latest results show that almost all children aged 5-15 had engaged with the arts in the last year (98%). This was a similar proportion to 2008/09 and to 2012/13, but a significant decrease on the 2013/14 figure of 99%.

Results showed that children aged 5-15 were engaging with the arts regularly, with 89 per cent having engaged in the last week. This was a significant increase on the 2008/09 figure of 86 per cent but a significant decrease on the 2013/14 peak of 92%.

69 per cent of children aged 5-15 had visited a heritage site in the last 12 months, a similar proportion to 2008/09 when the data were first collected and to 2013/14. 8 per cent of children (aged 5-15) had visited a heritage site in the last week, a significant increase on the 2008/09 figure (5%).

70 per cent of children aged 5-15 had visited a library in the last 12 months, a significant decrease on the 2008/09 figure of 75 per cent, and a similar proportion to 2013/14. 20 per cent of 5-15 year olds had visited a library in the last week which is a similar proportion to 2008/09.

62 per cent of children aged 5-15 had visited a museum or gallery in the last 12 months, and 4 per cent of children had visited a museum in the last week, both a similar proportion to 2008/09.

+ Direct link to Report (PDF; 1.2 MB)                                          

Infographics:

+ Cultural Engagement (PDF; 101 KB)

+ Art Forms (PDF; 115 KB)

+ Sport (PDF; 113 KB)


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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

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