Thought for Friday

We’ve known for a long time that human children are the best learning machines in the universe.
Alison Gopnik

Julian Grenier

Julian Grenier speaking at the conference

I was very privileged to hear Julian Grenier speak today at Everton Nursery School and Family Centre at their National Conference ‘Tuning into Children’s Play’. My studio, Taylor Simons Design, have been working with Everton on a number of projects including their brand identity and marketing materials and Lesley Curtis, head of the centre kindly asked me to attend.

Although I’m not an Early Years Practitioner, the work we’ve been engaged in has given me an insight into Early Years Education at it’s very best. The centre has recently achieved an outstanding Ofted result and their work in the areas of Heuristic Play and Forest School is quite simply remarkable.

Everton Centre

Everton Nursery School and Family Centre

I took many thoughts and ideas away from Julian’s brilliant keynote, but what stays with me was the Ken Robinson talk for the RSA, ‘Changing Education Paradigms’. I urge you to take the time to watch the video yourself. A must for any designer or divergent thinker.

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