The arts are a source of inspiration, enjoyment and fulfilment. They provide contexts in which children and young people learn to express their thoughts and emotions, use their imagination, experiment and develop creativity. This area of learning makes a key contribution to learner's personal, social and emotional development and to their growth as confident individuals. It enables them to participate in and respond to the creative and cultural life of their communities. Working as artists and designers, they are encouraged to develop their own voice and to actively collaborate in order to communicate with different audiences through a variety of media and contacts.