How schools can inspire creativity
There are many ways in which schools can inspire creativity.
From your teaching methods to your physical learning environment, schools are well placed to inspire creativity.
Here we’ll share a few examples of how schools can transform their environments and allow creativity to flourish.
Inspire creativity through reading
We’ve talked before about the importance of imagination in learning. Pupils with good imaginations can advance their all-round cognitive development and progress in all areas of the curriculum.
One of the most powerful tools to stimulate your pupils’ imaginations is reading. Many schools use their walls to celebrate well known and much loved children’s stories.
This is effective because it brings the characters and stories to life. In fact, the rich imagery, immersive nature and sheer size of literacy themed Wall Art can fuel imaginations and inspire creativity of thought.
Here’s a mind blowing fact; approximately 65 percent of the population are visual learners. – (Mind Tools, 1998).
For many students, listening isn’t a strong suit and this can leave you feeling frustrated as a teacher. So, try to SHOW rather than TELL, wherever possible.
One way to do this is via your school’s walls.
We design curriculum-themed Wall Art for schools who want to provide a visual complement to their physical lessons. By engaging visually with the subject matter, pupils get in the right mindset for learning.
Visual prompts can also stimulate discussion and encourage creative approaches to learning.
In his highly viewed Ted Talk, Sir Ken Robinson says that “Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.”
One of the best ways to inspire creativity is simply to do something new and original!
Think outside the box, do things differently and allow yourself and your pupils to try…even if you fail. Once you begin to see failure as an opportunity to learn, you’ll become less afraid to try. And this will rub off on your pupils too.
At Promote Your School, our designs are bespoke to each school. This is because we believe your artwork should be as original, unique and creative as your school is.
Wall Art for schools
If you’d like to find out more about Wall Art for schools, get in touch!
You can view more examples of our work in the Case Studies section of our website.
Looking for some creative inspiration? View our online Ideas Book!