How will Art and Design help children in later life?
In so many areas of life, we need to find creative solutions to problems. Art and design develops critical and creative thinking skills. It helps us to develop problem-solving skills and promote risk-taking in order to find a solution.
In our ever-changing world, Art and Design is providing more and more career paths in the creative, cultural, digital media and heritage industries. The development of skills, imagination, confidence and creativity at Primary school level gives children a solid foundation on which to build a career in any area they choose.
Art and Design also gives children increased access to learning about other cultures as well as their own. Children not only improve their skills but also their knowledge of great artists and designers past and present both from the local area and from around the world.