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Durham Commission report is published

The Durham Commission on Creativity and Education has today launched a report and recommendations for the promotion of creativity in education in England.

Art teaches things like resilience, creativity, curiosity, teamwork, social skills, communication skills. It also teaches children how to fail and persevere until they succeed.

If we don’t teach art in schools, our children will not have these advantages later on in life. 

Andria Zafirakou 2018 Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize Winner and Art & Textiles Teacher, Alperton Community School, The National, 28 June 2018

25 September 2019

This would seem the perfect time to look back over the last 20 years of cultural learning policy in England: the initiatives, the funding, the key players and the changing policy climate.