Rescue Our Schools spoke on behalf of the More than a Score alliance at a super creative event in Camden in North London, #ArtConnects. Organised by the social enterprise, SteamCo, a gamut of creative thinkers and activists talked about how we can make education more creative.
Among the speakers were dance artist Sir Kenneth Tharp, writer Phil Beadle and Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders.
Rescue Our Schools co-founder, Madeleine Holt, talked about why deep and creative thinking was becoming more important than exam results as a way of preparing children for the challenges of the 21st century, despite the government rhetoric about high scores meaning high standards.
One of the most fascinating talks was from Dr Peter Lovatt, the academic who is discovering how dance improves cognitive ability. To all those who push the Ebacc – and push out the arts – take note.