It’s so important that we invest in creative capacities of the next generation to find and solve the world’s most challenging problems.
Marc Koska OBE, inventor of the K1 syringe and founder of the SafePoint charity
My son Liam has no verbal communication but it’s obvious to anyone, he was having a fantastic time.[…] For us parents we cannot ask anything more than to see the joy he is expressing.
It’s like break but you’re learning at the same time.
Pupil, East Sussex school
It is genuinely so refreshing to be with creative people who don’t see the obstacles to moving forward creatively before everything else. I feel totally supported as we move forward.
Teacher, West Sussex
Your experience in bringing together schools and arts practitioners has been invaluable and had a very positive impact on our school’s improvement. Our partnership has created opportunities that have widened horizons and opened minds.
Ann Cockerham, Principal, Rye College
I could share with you the anecdotal evidence of the impact in New Horizons: the improved attendance of the students, the reduced exclusions, improved lesson observations. Or I could try to make you understand the holistic impact for our community; the atmosphere in the local cinema when the Year 7s showed their latest film; the joy of engaging Sam (our most troubled young man) in music or simply the energy in the staff room at developing an outdoor curriculum.
Annabel Lilley, Deputy at New Horizons EBD School
Children who don’t necessarily excel on a scholastic level were enabled to succeed creatively and often confound preconceptions about their abilities. Imagine how it must feel for children whose exuberance and spontaneity is sometimes discouraged to discover that these same qualities illicit praise and affirmation!
Kevin Graal, creative practitioner
There was no time when I switched off, got bored, wanted to go to sleep or take a walk. As I was probably the oldest person present that was a great success!
Senior manager, West Sussex