It can be argued that the schooling system in the UK does not provide an education that encourages the masses to enjoy or love learning; with most peoples experience of school education often described as being rigid or something that they survived which for many provided a negative outlook on their own life chances and position within society. With educational policy and infrastructure continually being used as a political tool with the curriculum and syllabus’s being revised every four to eight years; increased pressure on teachers to focus on examination results, league tables, inspection reports and school funding as issues does not necessarily lend itself to creating wholly positive experiences by the majority of pupils and students. The impact of this net negative effect in the generational attitude towards learning and education results in a macro societal lack of confidence and creativity towards a willingness to explore and try new experiences. Skilled informal education practitioners have a clear understanding of this context and as such realise that  that the settings, environments and methodologies that affect how people learn can make all the difference. Create the right atmosphere, setting, learning situation and many people will exceed their expectations in participation and become motivated to learn and develop themselves more.