I was recently at one of my boy's secondary schools and the head was speaking about how they're pressured into taking creative subjects off the curriculum and how they refuse to do so.Schools don't seem to foster creativity all that much any more. Even when I was in school, doing something creative for a job wasn't something you thought you could ever achieve. Hell, nobody actually told me I could be doing what I do for a living, I didn't even know graphic design was an optionuntil I was in my 20s, and even then my parent's wanted me to try and get 'a real job'.
I know someone who was made redundant as a technology teacher because the school just cut design and technology subjects completely from their curriculum. Now she's teaching kids via our hackspace and they're absolutely amazed at what they can do with so little thanks to thing like Arduino's, Raspberry Pi's and a little bit of code. Even I'm impressed at times and get bursts of inspiration.