Bin the targets ... and win!

9th May 2003 at 01:00
The TES target creativity campaign is urging primary schools to bin the Government's key stage 2 targets and set targets they believe in themselves. So what targets will you set?

To get readers thinking, we are launching a Set Your Own Targets competition with prizes to get your creative juices flowing. Send us your ideal targets, and you could be one of five winners of a one-week residential course in writing or art to tap your own creativity.

* Five first prize winners will have a choice of an Arvon writing course, with options ranging from poetry to crime, at centres around the country, and a fine art course of your choice at West Dean College in West Sussex.

Both are worth about pound;600.

* Twenty runners-up picked from a hat will get art packs from Hope Education, including jumbo mosaic pieces, colour markers, painting pens and wooden brushes.

Here are some ideas to get you thinking. London schools commissioner Tim Brighouse last week suggested defining the primary curriculum partly in terms of experiences, such as taking part in a public performance. Laurie Rosenberg, head of Simon Marks primary, north London, suggests schools could be rated on how well children are nurtured. What are yours?

Send your targets, in 200 words or less, with the form printed here, or at www.tes.co.uk, by June 6, 2003 to Target Creativity, TES, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX.

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