Why is creativity so important?
Creativity involves ideas, invention, play, innovation, experimentation and risk-taking. It is a vital ingredient to success and fulfillment in life. All children have the potential to be creative. It is not the ‘gift’ of the few and is important to both the Arts and Sciences.
Some of the benefits in promoting creativity in our kids:
- developing lateral thinking skills
- increased confidence and self-esteem
The programme is focussed on the process rather than the product. Our aim is to distance children from the feeling of not being a good writer or drawer.
Weekly explorations are designed to give students free rein creatively. We encourage children to express themselves, develop and discover new skills and, most importantly, have fun. Many studies highlight the link between fun and creative ideas. Students’ work is not marked or corrected, there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way of expressing ideas. It is a personal choice if they wish to share work with the group. In our experience most can’t wait!