The arts are essential to education. Engaging young people in the arts has a positive impact on their cognitive, emotional and social development. Our newest blog series will explore these benefits beginning with the one that makes the arts so much fun: Creativity!
Creativity: the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work
Among the many benefits an arts education provides is the development of creativity. By participating in arts education programs, students are encouraged to think outside the box, find new ways to think about a situation and allows a child to express themselves freely – all of which fosters mental growth.
Did you know?
- Creativity is one of the top five skills employees prize for the 21st century.
- 82% of professionals wish they had more exposure to creative thinking as students
- Performing arts students show greater flexibility and adaptability than their peers
“Creativity is intelligence having fun” – Albert Einstein
Through our signature Literature at Play residencies, students adapt a class-chosen book into a short musical with the help of our amazing teaching artists! The students then share the work they created with teachers, fellow students and staff at a sharing day.
“The students enjoyed the experience of creating their own play and song”
– Teacher of Students who participated in Literature at Play
“I like the songs we made up because we got to make them.”
– Emily, school student
Next week we’ll explore how Confidence is fostered by Arts Education