Galway research shows arts and creativity have real benefits for children

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Research findings presented at a conference at NUI Galway today have revealed that arts and creative activities are of real benefit to young children.
The research was carried out by the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at NUIG as part of Baboró’s BEAST project.
The BEAST initiative took the form of an educational arts and science programme for primary school children between the ages of 9 and 12.
The research showed that children gained confidence and the ability to critically reflect and solve problems.
*** WE’LL HAVE A SPECIAL FEATURE ON BABORO’S BEAST CONFERENCE ON FYI GALWAY FROM 5 THIS EVENING, AND WE’LL BE SPEAKING TO SOME OF THE LOCAL CHILDREN THAT ARE TAKING PART ***