Creative Thinking and Learning Project

This is a wonderful example of an in-depth project about developing creativity and evaluating it’s impact in Sheringham Nursery School, by the wonderful Anni McTavish, Creative Arts Consultant.

Written by Anni McTavish with a foreword by Nancy Stewart

Creativity is instinctive in young children, and this booklet is about a project based at Sheringham Nursery School in the London Borough of Newham, which inspired creative practice throughout the learning community. It tells a story about the development of creativity and critical thinking and the impact on young children and their families.

This project focuses on creating and thinking critically – one of the characteristics of effective teaching and learning, so crucial to early learning. Often practitioners ask for help and support to equip an environment creatively. They want children to be able to freely explore their ideas, and seek confidence in providing these opportunities, as well as challenging their own creative thinking.