Benefit for pupils


1. Creativity 

Being able to think on their feet, approach tasks from different perspectives and think ‘outside of the box’ will distinguish your child from others and form a pattern of behaviour that will provide lifelong benefits.

2. Confidence

By making, exhibiting, and even selling their artwork, children and young people can develop a strong belief in themselves and confidence in their choices.

3. Problem Solving

All the practice problem solving in creative pursuits develops children’s skills in reasoning and understanding. This will help develop important problem-solving skills necessary for success in any career.

4. Perseverance & Dedication

In an increasingly competitive world, where people are being asked to continually develop new skills, perseverance and dedication are essential to achieving success. Through regular creative practice, children learn how to work through problems and set backs to create something special.

5. Focus

Recent research has shown that participation in the arts improves children’s abilities to concentrate and focus in other aspects of their lives.

6. Non-Verbal Communication

By learning to express themselves through visual arts, children will learn how to convey ideas and thoughts in a visual language that will enhance their ability to interact with friends and co-workers as they grow up.

7. Receiving Constructive Feedback

Children learn that feedback is part of learning and it is not something to be offended by or to be taken personally. It is something helpful.8. Collaboration Through the arts, children practice working together, sharing responsibility, and compromising with others to accomplish a common goal.

10. Accountability

Because mistakes are a regular part of the process of learning in the arts, children begin to see that mistakes happen. We acknowledge them, learn from them, and move on.


This List was adapted from The Top 10 Skills Children Learn From the Arts
Posted by Lisa Phillips, Nov 26, 2012
We’re happy to provide you with further research on the benefits of the arts for children. A
good selection is on the American Psychological Association website: