Every Tuesday between 8-9pm, we host #FolksyHour on Twitter. Last week’s theme was creativity. We were fascinated by your experiences of craft in education so we continued talking about that in tonight’s #FolksyHour. Catch up on the action here: https://twitter.com/hashtag/folksyhour?src=hash
If you’re interested in carrying on the discussion we’ve started this thread for all your thoughts.
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Here are the questions we posed:
- Did you feel craft and creativity were valued when you were at school? How do you think that’s changed?
- What was your favourite arts project at school? (Do you still have it?!)
- Did you have an arts teacher at school who particularly inspired you?
- Do any of you have experiences with your own children going through the education system now?
- In its #FutureinMaking manifesto the Crafts Council recommends schools connect with local makers to promote the value of craft. Do you think that would be a good idea? How many of you would want to get involved in schemes like that?
- The Crafts Council also wants the government to ensure arts subjects have equal weighting with other subjects [It says new codes mean from several arts subjects at Key Stage 4, such as graphic design & ceramics, only 1 can count towards a school’s performance in league tables]. Surely that makes sense?
If you want to know more about the #FutureinMaking manifesto and get involved, here’s the link http://folksy.it/1yq3jQo