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CHILDREN'S INVOLVEMENT IN CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

Many children take part in cultural activities during school hours often as part of compulsory lessons. Some children also choose to undertake cultural activities in their own time. An ABS survey showed that over one-quarter (29%) of children aged 5-14 years were involved in at least one of four selected organised cultural activities (playing a musical instrument, singing, dancing or drama) outside of school hours in the 12 months to April 2003. Over twice as many girls as boys (43% compared with 17%) participated in at least one of these activities.


Playing a musical instrument was the most popular of the selected cultural activities (445,500 children), followed by dancing (329,300), singing (122,500) and drama (112,600). Participation rates for all four activities peaked at 11 years of age.

1.9 Children's participation in organised cultural activities(a) - 2003
Graph: 1.9 Children's participation in organised cultural activities—2003


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