Our Campaign for Creativity petition aims to provide more and better opportunities at school for children to be creative and to think creatively. The rigid nature of the national curriculum provides little opportunity or time for children to express themselves creatively, artistically or professionally. Creativity is vital to child development, not only as a means of expression and communication but to support life skills such as problem-solving, strategic thinking and resilience. Creative thinkers hold the key to the UK’s future success, not just in culture and the arts but across business and industry too. It is vital to their long term development that creative students have opportunities to select, embrace and qualify in creative subjects incrementally in the same pathway development as scientists, lawyers, doctors and others.
Support our campaign and sign the petition
Make a difference to creative learning for today’s young people and sign our petition on change.org to highlight the importance of creativity in education. Sign the petition here.
Stitch your name on our ‘Creatition’ Creative Petition! The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show will also host a wall of embroidered signatures as a visual representation of our Creativity Petition. Get creative and greater send your stitched signature (this can be embroidered, crocheted, knitted, cross-stitched, the more creative the better) to:
The Campaign for Creativity
58 White Lion Street
All the signatures will be added to our wall of signatures. Alternatively bring your stitched signature to The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show yourself. Can’t sew? Don’t worry come along to the show and we will help you to sew your first embroidery of a stitched signature.
- Creativity is integral to learning and development
- Craft activities have been proven to be good for your mental health
- Taking up a craft can help tackle stress
- Craft can combat loneliness and social exclusion
Share your passion
Are you nutty for knitting, serious about sewing or a daring dressmaker, share your craft passion with us on social media and encourage other to get involved by using the #campaignforcreativity
Information for Press
If you would like more information on The Campaign for Creativity then please email Julie Parmenter
There has never been a better time to get creative, so come and join us on our craft adventure #CampaignforCreativity