The Great Christmas Dinner Shop Debate

Last week, I had the pleasure of working with our great Year 6 and so decided to use an idea from my eBook - The 12 iPad lessons of Christmas.

But we decided to take it even further and bring in a performance element.

In groups, the children were given a different shop:
  • Asda
  • Tesco
  • Sainsbury's
  • Aldi
  • Waitrose
  • Co-op
  • Iceland
  • Marks and Spencer
  • Morrisons
They first had to price up a full Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. Working out the value for their shop. They then were given the task to making a two-minute presentation to try and convince people to shop at their chosen shop. 

They had to use their initial research to help and find their unique selling point. If the price was quite cheap focus on that. If it was more expensive think of words to exaggerate how tasty and delicious their food is. Some could research other shops and use a comparison to help persuade people to back their pitch. 

As a way to add more purpose to the task, we decided to present our pitches LIVE on facebook. The winner would then be the team who gets the most votes/comments. I have previously blogged about using Facebook Live here. 

I love this tool as the children knew they had an audience to present too. Over the weekend the video has had a reach of nearly 15k. 

Some teachers have asked how we can do this and we have this covered in our permission form. 

You can watch the children's presentations here. They would love a comment. All of this was done in our morning session, so with more time we would have polished some of our performances but I was still really pleased and proud of their efforts:



  1. What a great activity using tech in the classroom, there are so many other ways these platforms, particularly facebook live, could be used in the classroom, from showing science experiments to presentations. Looks like a lot of fun and a very interactive lesson to help the students learn practical skills, not just in research and persuasion, but the benefits of streaming online as well. Thanks for sharing!


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