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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.  

For more information on creative activites in your area please visit www.thecreationstation.co.uk

What people say

Excellent 9.5/10

3344 reviews on Trustpilot

Helen
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15th Jan

A lovely class for your baby

A lovely class for your baby. Mel is very gentle and has lots of fantastic, creative ideas for each class. We have some lovely keepsakes from the classes which my little boy created. Would recommend

Marie
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15th Jan

Great party

Great party, well organised and all the children thoroughly enjoyed it.

Joanna
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15th Jan

The session was superb

The session was superb, really well planned and run by Jann. The materials were excellent and the atmosphere encouraging and relaxed. My little girl absolutely loved it and talked about it for the rest of the day!

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15th Jan

Brilliant

Brilliant! Kids really enjoyed the activities at my sons birthday party. Something for everyone- we had children ranging from 1 to 12. Prompt correspondence and very flexible.

Jill
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14th Jan

A weekly treat

My little girl absolutely loves going to creation station. Tracey is a fantastic leader and is always enthusiastic and engaging with the children. I love all the different craft activities and the inspiration it gives me for doing things at home.

Carole
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14th Jan

Lovely class

Lovely class with my little girl if a bit busy!! My daughter enjoyed it but all the other children were younger. It’s great for up to 3 years I’d say.

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14th Jan

excellent

excellent, second time we used creation station for a party - simple, no fuss and most importantly great fun!!

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14th Jan

Fantastic company

Fantastic company - Kirsty engaged our 12 children aged 4-8 brilliantly for 2 hours, they loved the activities and made some brilliant things to take away! The booking process was seamless and everyone loved the party. Thank you!

Tracy
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14th Jan

I attended with my son who is 16 months…

I attended with my son who is 16 months old. I think he was maybe a little young as wasn't interested in painting so I did it for him. I will retry when he's a little older.

Emily
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14th Jan

My son loves going to Creation Station

My son loves going to Creation Station! With a different theme each term the kids learn all about shapes, textures, colours etc and make a variety of painting/craft products to bring home. My son is much more confident and independent with painting, drawing and doing craft projects since hes been attending these classes. Sam who runs the sessions is fab, very patient, friendly and accommodating towards everyone. Highly recommended.