An education is more than learning colors, shapes and numbers. It exceeds calculus and world history. True education nurtures a love for learning. It makes pathways to the unknown and creates something different, a passion sparked by curiosity. When we let kids be creative and get rid of our ideas of what we think things should look like, they unlock doors to the unknown world around us.
Being able to create something new, something that wasn’t there before, gives us the greatest satisfaction in life and provides incredible learning opportunities. Creativity will not only help youth thrive in our rapidly changing world but also help them prepare and lead in technological development. Creativity helps kids be more confident in their capabilities and be adaptable and inventive in the ever changing circumstances we live in. In order to thrive in today’s world, our youth need opportunities to think critically, creatively and have many situations to learn from their creative endeavors; our future depends on it. In Sir Ken Robinson’s words, “Creativity is not an option, it’s an absolute necessity.”
Jenny Weekes, Garden City