Concerns have been raised regarding the decline in children’s finger dexterity and experts are worried that young people are losing their ability to skillfully complete practical hands-on tasks with competence.
The BBC have highlighted this as an urgent issue with their article ‘Surgery students losing dexterity to stitch patients‘ on 30th October by S. Coughlan.
Tristram Hunt, director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, has stated that:
“Creativity is not just for artists. Subjects like design and technology, music, art and drama are vitally important for children to develop imagination and resourcefulness, resilience, problem-solving, team-working and technical skills.”