Art and Design helps to promote creative thinking. It develops children’s capacity to express themselves, to imagine, to design and to enjoy and learn about the world around them. Through visual, tactile and sensory experiences, children will be able to make observations and communicate their ideas in an imaginative and creative way. It encourages children to gain knowledge, understanding and an appreciation of the work of their peers, other artists, craftspeople and designers throughout history and from different cultures. Children are given the opportunity to learn new skills and become confident in the use of a wide range of tools, materials and techniques and to work with increasing skill and sensitivity.