I went back to grade 5 for a day

IMG_0883Do you consider yourself a creative person?

Creativity is defined as a phenomenon whereby something new and somehow valuable is formed.

In today’s world, there are so many platforms that exist to create music, photos, videos, art, etc. But basic creativity in everyday tasks remains, and I find it easy to assume being uncreative when not doing something extravagant.

The thing I love the most about Communications is the creative opportunities it provides in every day tasks. I am constantly relying on innovative ideas to captivate readers, viewers and sponsors. How am I going to tell this story? How am I going to catch the viewer’s eye? These are questions I ask myself every day.

I was recently asked to speak about creativity to a group of grade 5 students from a school in Vientiane. They are working on different projects and invite guest speakers to share ideas, opinions and perspectives with them.

We talked about the way to keep creativity alive, boundaries, motives and more!

I asked the students to take 2 pictures:

One picture had to include the sky, something red and something about themselves.

The second picture had to be about something creative- whatever creative might look like to them.

Check out their photos!



No boundaries creativity:


Pretty great right?

The students concluded that boundaries restricted their creativity and it didn’t feel as authentic as it could be without guidelines.

Going back to primary school for a day was fun, but I definitely like the whole adult thing way more.

Thanks for reading!




3 thoughts on “I went back to grade 5 for a day

  1. This was so interesting! I just posted about creativity on my blog, the link is t0bec0nsidered.wordpress.com/ if you would like to take a look 🙂 This was a great read!


  2. Hi Marielle,

    Nice pictures. One of them had a yellow baton with a red coloured tip at the end. What was that?




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