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Forever Curious turns six

This month, we played host to the sixth Forever Curious exhibition, displaying artwork created by kids from local schools (with a little help from their W+K buddies).

The Forever Curious platform has been developed over the last six years by W+K Account Director James McHoull and Creative Consultant Jodie Cariss. A series of workshops see local kids and W+K volunteers buddy up to explore creativity in an uninhibited environment. The programme aims to highlight the importance of creativity and celebrate the magic of being creative. It’s one of the things we’re most proud of at W+K London.

This year’s workshop, ‘My Creative Life’, was the final chapter of the three year programme for the Year Six group. The students from Millfields, Newport, Dawlish and St Anne’s Primary were invited into the building to view their work in all its glory.

Massive thanks to the local schools and teachers, W+K buddies and organisers, the lovely Jodie and, especially, the amazing kids who make Forever Curious what it is.

It’s Nice That gets Forever Curious

Forever Curious is one of the things we’re most proud of. Now in its fifth year, the creative platform is designed to foster creativity in nine to 11 year-olds from local primary schools and give kids the creative outlet that is desperately lacking in our schools.

At our most recent session, we invited It’s Nice That’s Bryony Stone to buddy up with one of the kids to help them tell their creative story . Forever Curious co-founder Jodie Cariss, who recently helped launch the platform in W+K Portland, has since written for It’s Nice That on the creativity crisis within our schools and what agencies like us can be doing to help.

Check out Jodie’s piece here.