Almost anyone can be creative. But sharing something uniquely your own takes courage.
It means stepping out from the crowd and talking directly to the world. You’re sticking your neck out and saying “my experience is real. My sensibilities and my perception matter”. That’s not easy to do as an adolescent. But being creative can be enormously liberating and a big part in helping you find out your identity and prepare for life.
Over the last three years I have enjoyed encouraging and helping to recognise the creative talents of secondary students in writing and art. These pieces have been gathered into School Creativity ebooks for students and teachers to share with their families, friends and community. The response has been extremely positive and the weblink format has proved highly effective for “publishing” and communicating students’ creativity in our digital and social media age.