SCHOOLS must swap Mozart for Stormzy as part of an “urgent transformation” of music lessons, a charity has demanded.
Youth Music said adding the grime star to lessons can help improve attendance and grades.
The wacky suggestion comes after a four-year study into how to improve music lessons.
During the study, kids were given the choice about what music they wanted to study – such as rap and grime.
They were then teamed up with music stars from their chosen genres who helped teach them.
Researchers collected data from the schools about how much better the kids did in class than expected.
They found those children involved had high levels of attendance.
Over the four years, schools reported that 21 per cent of the kids taking part had performed better than expected in maths.
While 28 per cent of children did better in English than predicted.
Researchers said it is not possible to say that taking part in the programme directly improved the kids grades.
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But they said it helped the youngsters become more engaged in their studies.
A Department for Education spokeswoman said: “We want all pupils to have the opportunity to study music at school – that’s why it is compulsory in the national curriculum from the age of five up to 14.
“We are currently working with music groups and practitioners to refresh the national plan for music education and develop a high-quality model music curriculum.”
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