Sir Ken Robinson is someone whom I admire so greatly. I’ve watched every single one of his Ted Talks and I couldn’t recommend them more. In fact his Ted Talk ‘Do Schools Kill Creativity’ has been the most-watched one of all time and it is so worth you all tuning in.
This month at Holly & Co it’s been such a joy watching our mini future generation come into the Work/Shop clutching their artwork ready to be displayed for our HCO summer exhibition next month. And little hands clutching their cards, hoping to win time with me mentoring them. I’m making it my mission to offer education in entrepreneurism and business creativity that schools are not necessarily focusing on. If anyone believes that they can materially help me do this, please DM. As Sir Ken says “Creativity is as important now in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status”.
Imagination is directly linked to creativity and it’s why we have the Holly & Co fairy door at the back of the shop, where it’s my greatest joy watching the children interact with the fairy, write her letters and watch in great joy when the fairy decorates her door every month with the new shop theme.
“Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it’s the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.” says Ken. We all need to take on this responsibility ourselves to help inspire our young. It seems critical.
Thanks, Emma and Andrew @modocreative for the beautiful image of Emma and her mini helper, who have set up their own business this summer called Modo Creative kids! So inspiring!