Friday, 3 July 2020
The arts, creativity and culture are essential to our future and what we learn from history is that the arts, creativity and culture matter and make life worth living. The arts, creativity and culture enhance and enrich our lives, they tell us where we came from and help us to understand where we are going. What is encouraging in these extraordinary times, is that young people are creative, imaginative and passionate about the arts and sports and culture and many are developing the skills that matter; the creative skills that will give them the edge. And increasingly, if our work is routine and systematic and organised, a computer can do our work faster, cheaper and better than we can. While almost every industrial process can now be automated, the arts, creativity and culture cannot. And, the future will belong to a different kind of young person with a different kind of mind. It will belong to designers, inventors, creators, writers, musicians, performers, artists, carers, teachers and storytellers.
Sunday, 21 June 2020
Sunday, 16 February 2020
It’s difficult to imagine a truly outstanding school that hasn’t got creativity, the arts and culture at the heart of what it offers its young people. In a world where AI can do most things, creativity, the arts and culture aren’t just an extra-curricular bolt on. In a world where the future job clusters will focus on artisans, creators, designers, artists, and carers we need to be giving them more, not less.