We’re building up a head of Steam with creativity

A campaign to squeeze ‘a’ for arts into the Stem agenda is bringing the curriculum to life and helping to engage parents in school life, says Nick Corston

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Once the exclusive domain of tea towels and, more recently, the odd T-shirt, statements of the blindingly obvious in the form of so-called “inspirational quotes” are now ubiquitous behind laminate on classroom walls and as internet gifs.

But as we hammer through life in the fast lane, we shouldn’t dismiss them all: some do actually have a profundity that can make us stop momentarily to think about what we’re doing and why.

One such is this gem: the definition of insanity – usually attributed to Albert Einstein – “doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”. It ...

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