City officials requested all public and private schools in the city to conduct creative activities like arts and music lessons in their respective institutions to provide alternative activities for the pupils and students for them to cope up with the effect of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Under Resolution No. 562, series of 2022, city legislators stated that the proposed creative activities will help in boosting the self-confidence and self-expression among the pupils and students, thus, contributing to more creative people in the city as a truly creative city.
During the Scout Official for a Day (SOFAD) regular session held on November 7, 2022, the SOFAD Council adopted the proposal of SOFAD Councilor Ralph Gwyneth T. Sapdoy requesting all public and private schools in the city to conduct creative activities like arts and music lessons in their respective institutions.
Article XIV, Section 15 of the 1987 Constitution, provides that arts and letters shall enjoy the patronage of the State.
Further, the State shall conserve, promote, and popularize the nation’s historical and cultural heritage and resources, as well as artistic creations.
The body stipulated that arts and music are vital in child development and whether they are exposed to arts and music in schools or through private and community classes and lessons, the benefits of these are said to be incredible.
Moreover, the council explained that arts and music exposure do more than provide creative outlets for kids as it provides mental, emotional and educational benefits.