Council encourages creativity

ANGUS Council has outlined how it plans to encourage the arts, culture and creativity in the county.

A meeting of the education committee received an overview of the council’s response to an action plan published by the Scottish Government.

The aim of the plan is to develop the role and impact of creativity within and across the curriculum.

The meeting heard that an Angus response to the plan has been prepared by a short life working group identifying how the arts, cultural and creativity can be taken forward in the county.

Education convener Peter Nield said: “Angus Council values creativity within formal and informal education, and recognises the vital role of the arts and culture within learning.

“Our work in Angus reflects the ethos of the national plan highlighting the importance of creativity in enabling young people to develop as successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors in line with the ambitions of the new curriculum. Creativity has become increasingly embedded in the fabric of how learning is planned, delivered and evaluated in Angus and our response to the national plan will allow us to take this forward in the county.”

A report before the committee highlighted the success of the Angus expressive arts team which was recently been praised by an external research agency on behalf of Creative Scotland.