Using the arts in education is not just for those who we class as artistically gifted. Students who take part in music and drama show improved attainment in maths, English and reading. Self-confidence and motivation are increased and self-discipline and concentration are enhanced. Arts in school can provide a vital source of learning for those who struggle with mainstream education or suffer from conditions such as dyslexia. Taking part in the arts can provide children with a sense of pride and achievement, improving communication skills and employability.