Human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, they’re not just lying around on the surface. You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves.
— Ken Robinson
 

Skylarker believes that:

  • Dramatic enquiry can provide motivation, purpose and context for learning
  • The creative arts can play a vital role in children's intellectual growth and in their understanding of themselves, others and the world around them
  • Children develop their creativity through engagement with ‘possibility thinking’
  • Children are natural researchers. Skylarker builds on the qualities of curiosity, collaboration and exchange of ideas so that children remain active in the learning process
  • Intelligence is multifaceted and children will have the opportunity to realize their potential if this is recognised and nurtured
“Fantastic activities exploring all ranges of movement”

”Several students who find engagement
difficult were enthused for the whole session”

”The children had great fun exploring various movements”

“The children really enjoyed the workshop and
were very excited for the whole hour!
Pip was really great with them.
They couldn’t say anything that they didn’t like!”

”Very well organised. Great to link the workshop to a story.”

— Teacher feedback on winter themed dance workshop
 
The human species has the privilege of expressing itself through a plurality of languages (in addition to the spoken language).....every language has the right to be fully developed, and the more this is made possible, the more one language works with the other languages in a process of mutual enrichment.
— Loris Malaguzzi
 

Skylarker draws on the theory and research of:

 
… education doesn’t need to be reformed — it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.
— Ken Robinson