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CREATIVE CHAMPION: Kings Langley school contributes to national report promoting the arts

 Published on: 21st June 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A school in Kings Langley continues to be a champion for a creative education contribution to a national report by Arts Council England and Durham university.

Kings Langley School were awarded with the platinum Artsmark earlier in the year and have since contributed to the report for the Durham Commission which highlights the need for a creative education.

James Tubb, learning area leader for arts, head of art/photography said that KLS were honoured to be part of such an importance discussion promoting a creative education.

He said: “Young people need to acquire knowledge and skills to prepare them for their professional futures but also for social, emotional and cultural reasons – to be better people.  

“Creativity is in abundance in the younger years but as they progress through education, the value of creativity diminishes rather than increases however, in a world that craves innovation and is so competitive, why isn’t creativity valued as much as academia?”

James added that KLS want to change this trend and will be applying to part of national pilot scheme Creative Collaboratives.

He said: “In the most watched TED talk of all time, Sir Ken Robinson argues that “we don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it. Or rather we get educated out of it”.  This is something that KLS aims to change.  

“Without imagination and investigation of ideas our collective fund of knowledge would suffer; this is why creativity across the curriculum is so important and why creative pedagogical approaches must be explored in order to prepare our young people for the futures that lay before them.”

You can view the report which features KLS here.

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