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Friday, 31 October 2014

Halloween Fun & Games at The Creativity Hub

At The Creativity Hub, we really need no excuse to play games of any kind. With Halloween upon us, we talked about our favourite games that we associate with Halloween and decided to play our favourites in the studio. Some are common all over the world, while others are a little more ...

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Monday, 07 July 2014

The Return to Camp Zeitouna - Every Child Deserves To Play

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The Creativity Hub’s journey with the Karam Foundation began last June after coming across an article in The Huffington Post entitled "Every Child Deserves To Play". Karam runs a wellness programme called “Zeitouna” for Syrian children displaced by the war. After initially deciding the cau...

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Teacher's View - The Extraordinaires Design Challenge

The Extraordinaires Design Challenge is a great activity for a classroom or a group of children to get them thinking. We chatted to teachers who ran the challenge with their class. The teachers, based in Northern Ireland, used the Challenge as a way to cover a part of the STEM cu...

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Participant's View - The Extraordinaires Design Challenge 2014

We asked some young participants what they thought about The Extraordinaires Design Challenge. Here’s what they said about their experience! The activity allowed them to be different, and to do something that they don’t normally do - planning a project, instead of jumping rig...

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Where The Idea for The Extraordinaires Came From

When we exhibited Rory’s Story Cubes® at ‘The Education Show’ in Birmingham in 2009, there was much discussion about the Labour government’s ‘Creative Curriculum’ which was planned to launch in September 2011. The main feature of this was to introduce more Design Thinking into primary s...

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