Usually we see prompts and we respond with our own ideas, but when I saw this festival prompt on 6th November it appealed in a different way. I stored the idea to use with my ESOL (English as a second language) class. We had been looking at Halloween and then Bonfire Night (5th November). This was the perfect timing to set the students a creative task, to design their own festivals. Lets see what festivals they came up with – we have the holidays they invented and how we should celebrate but not necessarily the why. I did also ask them to design posters, but I only had one poster submitted – which is the image shared at the bottom of the post.
Enjoy the festival prompt results from my class:
Pet Day Festival
This is a full day of fun, focusing on our pets. Held in a large park with lots of space to explore and walk dogs. The Festival features a pet show, skills demonstrations by our pets and costume competitions to judge our best dressed pooch or feline.
Celebration Cake Festival
We all like cake, don’t we? Come along to the Coffee Shop to celebrate the 10th anniversary of making and serving cakes. We will be marking our day, celebrating with our customers giving away cake to complement your coffee.
National Chocolate Day Festival
This is part celebration and part exhibition, but all the activities should result in lots of fun and hopefully not too much of a sore stomach after all the chocolate,
An exhibition space filled by sweet and chocolate manufacturers displaying their products. This will be a mix of mainstream suppliers and boutique/chocolatier artisans. No doubt the exhibitors will provide free samples of their products, but there will also be some activities and competitions for the visitors to have fun and celebrate National Chocolate Day.
As well as a cafe providing chocolate based food and drink there are a couple of activities.
Have you wondered what it would be like to make your own chocolates? Come along to the Festival and you can have some messy fun making your own chocolates. Suitable for adults and children.
Why not enter the Waffle Cake Decorating Competition? Come along and decorate your own waffle cake with chocolate. Your chance to express your creativity and see, at the end of the Festival, if your cake is the prize winning entry.
The students creating this poster didn’t give me any narrative to go with the poster. However the timings given are our class times. I guess I’ve got to do something to support this cafe idea and continue to make learning English fun for them.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the festivals created by my class this week. I’m really proud of them.
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