Helping children and young people build their own experiences of harnessing the arts to change the world
Learning through designing, making and experimenting with a meaningful purpose
Tackling global and local issues
Young people researching the social and sustainability issues they want to tackle
Young people developing their own ideas
Supporting children and young people to develop, refine and test their own ideas
Collaborative problem solving
Working together to develop teamwork and collective intelligence
Does it work? Young people measuring what difference they have actually made.
Creative Impact is a new programme, led by World Pencil, that works with schools, arts and community organisations to help children and young people to build their own experiences of harnessing the arts to change the world - making measurable impact towards sustainability development and social impact.
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Creative Impact develops skills, understanding and conducive environments in schools and other learning contexts that support creative, arts-based learning that is motivated by real-world purpose and seeing the difference you can make
It supports children and young people to make measurable impacts towards the huge social and sustainability issues that have significant impact on their lives, now and in the future, such as pollution, climate change or social injustice.
Economy and careers
It supports children and young people to develop practical skills for the future world of work: understanding needs and challenges, bringing people together to meet them, and harnessing arts and creativity for social impact and social enterprise.
What teachers and leaders have said
How does it work?
Ingredients in a Creative Impact approach
Aligned to what the school, or other context, wants to do and what the children and young people themselves want to change
Approaches to teaching and learning that are based on young people's curiosity and pursuing the answers to their own questions.
Children and young people learning through designing and running their own projects
Children and young people doing their own research to understand the issues where they want to make a difference
Getting ideas from the experiences and imagination of other people across the world - how people have found ways to tackle challenges and dream up new opportunities
Working ideas into designs and project plans, collaborative problem solving, and focussing in on fulfilling the intended purpose
Understanding how you actually change things: people, behaviours, systems, practices etc.
Finding the people, materials, finances and, sometimes, social business models, that you need to meet your aspirations.
Having the skills and experience to develop creative and artistic ideas into reality, and with excellent results
Children and young people measuring the impact of their work to see if they have made the difference they hoped to achieve
Gathering what you learn along the way and sharing it with others
Getting together with other people doing similar things to share experiences
To find out more, or to talk to us about how Creative Impact could work in your school or organisation, please get in touch.