Hi, When I was doing my PGCE (2008/09) they kept on about hampering kid's creativity by being too prescriptive etc. I have tried to followed that mantra and it doesn't work. I now firmly believe that creativity is more of a gift than a learned skill, some kids have it some don't. The learning for those that don't have it is in having a clear goal set out in front of them and achieving success in making it well. All too often if you give the kids an open ended task they a) can't think of anything, b) google stuff up and find something to copy c) copy what their best mate does d) think of something way too complicated that they then either fail at or have to be directed away from doing. Also the genuinely creative ones can't help being creative so if you set a well-defined task in front of them they will attempt to break out of the box anyway. I always welcome that and that is my way of not hampering creativity.