Children (5-10): participation in the arts in England 2018. by activity

Share of children aged 5-10 who engaged with the arts in the last 12 months in England in 2017/18, by activity*

by Jennifer Luty, last edited Oct 15, 2018
Children (5-10): participation in the arts in England 2018. by activity This statistic presents the arts activities children aged 5 to 10 had participated in within the last 12 months, as of a survey conducted between April 2017 and March 2018. Reading and writing activities were most popular among this age group, with 83.2 percent of respondents having engaged with the arts in this way in the previous year. Arts and crafts activities also ranked highly. Around two thirds also took part in activities involving film or video.
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Share of children aged 5-10 who engaged with the arts in the last 12 months in England in 2017/18, by activity*

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Share of respondents
Reading and writing activities 83.2%
Arts and crafts activities 72.4%
Film or video activities 66.7%
Taken part in or been to street arts, circus, festival or carnival events 41.1%
Music activities 37.6%
Dance activities 31.3%
Theatre and drama activities 30.5%
Practised or rehearsed a musical instrument17.6%
Other media activities**10.6%
Played a musical instrument to an audience6.8%
Share of respondents
Reading and writing activities 83.2%
Arts and crafts activities 72.4%
Film or video activities 66.7%
Taken part in or been to street arts, circus, festival or carnival events 41.1%
Music activities 37.6%
Dance activities 31.3%
Theatre and drama activities 30.5%
Practised or rehearsed a musical instrument17.6%
Other media activities**10.6%
Played a musical instrument to an audience6.8%
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by Jennifer Luty, last edited Oct 15, 2018
This statistic presents the arts activities children aged 5 to 10 had participated in within the last 12 months, as of a survey conducted between April 2017 and March 2018. Reading and writing activities were most popular among this age group, with 83.2 percent of respondents having engaged with the arts in this way in the previous year. Arts and crafts activities also ranked highly. Around two thirds also took part in activities involving film or video.
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