I have recently attended a number of senior school art exhibitions and I can honestly say that the standard and volume of work at our own Summer Exhibition might just put theirs to shame. Perhaps it might be that many senior schools are squeezing the creative subjects and this might explain a sad decline in one of the most important areas of education – visual expression. However, I am delighted that we place such emphasis on this and the results speak for themselves.
Being able to express ideas visually is going to be a more and more sought after skill as we work collaboratively across countries and continents in the future. Technology is a wonderful tool but it invariably requires visual skills to get the best out of it!