Creativity is not something that is given to you, taught to you or supplied to you. It is the unlocking of your own innate potential to imagine, generate ideas and make sense of your world. It is awakened by the opportunity to explore, to experiment and to learn in environments which nurture and value creative agency, creative enquiry and creative experience.
The understanding of childhood and the place of children in Ireland has shifted in recent decades. Much has been done to recognise that children are not simply 'un grown-ups' but citizens with rights, responsibilities and who deserve a state that values and supports them.
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