Huw Humphreys Posted about 2 years ago Our Artists and Musicians of the future at risk of extinction? Being human is necessarily being creative. We have an educational system that progressively tries to push out the creative at the expense of the didactic. I am a headteacher and have to preside over this focused, test-driven stuff that just snuffs out creativity. It is hard to let children grow into creative beings, but it can be done. Artists and musicians will always flourish, but how much of our society gets the benefit of that is up to the educators, pastors (in the widest sense - those giving pastoral care to people), parents, who learn to value and give space to children to dream and know that being an artist or musician is both worthwhile and honoured.