Inspirational People

Sir Ken Robinson is a world expert in education and the subject of nurturing and releasing the potential of children and adults for creativity.  He believes that many of the problems we experience with finding and making the most out of our individual creative potential is down to flaws in educational institutions in both schools and universities.

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Tim Gill is a leading advocate for re-thinking our approach to childhood in the UK, and an outspoken critic of the “risk adverse society”.  His book No Fear: Growing Up in a Risk Averse Society was published in 2007, and pointing out the dangers that risk averse behaviour and regulation posed to the development of children.

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Richard Louv is a journalist and the founder of the Children & Nature network.  His books The Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle make an impassioned case that reconnecting individuals and communities with nature is fundamental to their physical and psychological health. Instead of an attention deficit, he argues what our modern lifestyle is really causing is a nature deficit. Website:

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Sue Palmer is a writer, presenter, and expert on literacy.  Her books Toxic Childhood, 21st Century Boys and 21st Century Girls call for urgent rethinking of our attitudes toward child care – and at the top of her list f concerns is the decline of outdoor play.

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