BBC Report on Squeeze On Creativity - What Will This Mean For Your Children?

The BBC recently reported that creative subjects are being squeezed in schools.

Evidence shows that creative activities and a creative approach enables more engagement which leads to more ownership of learning. This helps develop a love of learning and the ability to think for oneself. Being different and having different opinions becomes more acceptable. Creativity provides a foundation for learning

Imagine if we pursued this line of thought further… the positive impact of accepting our differences and tolerating other opinions could change our world.

A more creative approach in our education system will help spark the ideas that can be a force for good and solve some of the biggest challenges our communities, environment and economy face.   

A creative approach also helps to develop our creative intelligence, the ability to think, create, connect & inspire

If we can nurture a creative approach in our children, we will positively affect future parents, workers,  entrepreneurs and leaders. There are many great schools, teachers and initiatives out starting to make a change.  

The Creation Station was established in 2002 to support children and families with opportunities to be creative. The creative approach is designed to encourage creative thinking, problem-solving skills and an understanding of their world.

The programmes we now run across the UK for approx 16,000 children and families per week are developed to inspire imaginations and nurture creativity through fun, hands-on art and crafts activities. Our approach is to explore an idea, concept or materials and help each child discover more, and develop their own ideas, problem-solving and self-confidence.

The fun, themed programmes are underpinned by the government Early Years Foundation Stage and have been developed through a wide influence of work including; Sir Ken Robinson Emilio Reggio, Montessori and Edward De Bono.

The tried and tested Creation Station activities spark children’s natural curiosity and have been developed for different ages and stages including; 

Since 2002, this approach has helped to inspire over 650,000 children and families and supports individuals to engage in the activities at their own rate and pace.

The  fun and innovative activities have been rated 5-Star by customers on Truspilot and have gained the following recognition;

  • Winner Best Franchise for Children's Services – Best Franchise Awards 2017
  • Winner Sylvia Anderson Award for Creativity 2017
  • Winner Excellence and Innovation - Children's Education Services 2017
  • Finalist Richard Branson’s Impact Award 2016
  • Finalist Festival Supplier Awards 2015

We need to ensure that our approach to educating our children and nurturing their potential is fit for their future.Education should not be treated like a sausage machine. We need to give them the platform that they can grow and blossom.  

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What people say

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21st Oct

Ellie really enjoyed the day.....looking forward to return visit.

Ellie really enjoyed the day...... great fun with her wee friend. And had a great time down in the cafe. Will definitely look out for another event. The atmosphere was great and the attention to detail was fabulous up stairs and within the cafe. Especially looking forward to going through the secret garden door..

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21st Oct

Daughters 5th Birthday party

Hanli was lovely throughout the whole planning from answering enquiries immediately. On the day the children enjoyed the activities very much, it was very well organised and through being a teacher, Hanli had a great rapport with all the children. Thank you and would definately recommended and use you again.

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21st Oct

Slime Workshop - Nashmills Village Hall

Our two children absolutely loved this workshop. Everything was well set up ready for the children and Liza was a great host giving the children clear instruction, encouraging and helping when required. Both our children are Autistic so the sensory experience with the slime was perfect for them. They came home very happy with their sparkly slime and decorated pot to keep it in. Highly recommend.

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20th Oct

Christmas Card making fun

Great time had by both my children today with Becky, can’t wait to see what the finished cards look like.

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20th Oct

We had a lovely time at creation…

We had a lovely time at creation station today even though my boy is only young they helped us make a card with his feet so it will be a personal card for all the family, they were very friendly and I will definitely be going back. I highly recommend them to any family that would like any unique cards made for the family.

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20th Oct

Fantastic class run by such a lovely…

Fantastic class run by such a lovely person. Always on hand to help with my boystruss boys. Thank you

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20th Oct

I took my little boy who is 9 months…

I took my little boy who is 9 months along to a class, he really enjoyed it! And so did I! The lady who ran the class was so helpful and interactive and couldn’t do enough to ensure we got the best from the experience. Thank you

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19th Oct

Been going several terms now

Been going several terms now, granddaughter still loves and not got bored

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19th Oct

Rebecca was wonderful

Rebecca was wonderful - looked after a room of 16 five and six year olds seemingly effortlessly. Our daughter and her friends had an amazing time and we've got the glittery pottery as a memento! Highly recommend.

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19th Oct

Highly recommend!

My little boy and I had a fabulous time at the Creation Stations Baby Discover class today. Fun class where my 10month old was encouraged to explore and play in a relaxed and friendly environment. We had lots of fun painting and making mess (without having to clean it up!) and made a cute prints keepsake. Lisa was lovely and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.