'Early creativity can help our economy'

12th November 2010 at 00:00

Children who get the chance to be creative in the early years are the key to a prosperous economy, according to a new collection by think-tank Demos. Born Creative is a series of essays by thinkers including ministers Sarah Teather and Tim Loughton, and former children's laureate Michael Rosen, and has been published while the review of the early years foundation stage curriculum is under way. Geethika Jayatilaka, of Creativity, Culture and Education, and one of the essayists, said: "If the Government is serious about providing the economy with a skilled workforce fit for economic growth, it must take this opportunity to support innovation and imagination right from the start of a child's education."

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