Scout Stirling BA (Hons) Illustration with Animation 2020

we are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought - Bertrand Russell

There are vast amounts of evidence to suggest that children can greatly benefit from having an art and play based education - this is important now more than ever as the arts are being frequently cut in schools across the country. i have been developing skills and knowledge in this field for over eight years and have experienced this firsthand. as a new graduate from Manchester School of Art, I wrote a critical analysis: "how can the arts for health and alternative education be successfully applied to young people’s lives in the UK?" and developed a number of arts based workshops for children of all ages.