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Is Creativity Being Cut With Budget Cuts?

With councils trying to cut costs across the UK, inevitably schools stationery budgets get hit. Invariably, the pressure to accept lower quality materials comes from outside subject areas. Back in the classroom, the realities of this situation begin to manifest themselves in subtle ways. For example, cheaper pencils don’t sharpen well; lower quality pens leak more often; colouring packs have a limited range of colours; budget erasers smudge drawings and sticky paste does everything except stick. Instead of allowing easy access to the benefits and enjoyment of creative learning, sub-standard...
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