This CST activities page is about people who stand out in their field of endeavour. It is arranged in five parts
- Great works of art
- Great authors
- Groundbreaking scientific discoveries
- Great explorers
- & Sporting heroes.
Your group may have other nominations. Please let me know and I'll add to the list.
As usual, take your time. Spread over a couple of sessions if you need or want to.
Allow time for discussion and reminiscence.
Help members get answers right by giving loads of clues, for example first names. This REALLY helps with recall.
These CST activities pages should be all about inclusion and enjoyment, NOT competition.
Focus on the music. Have members choose which songs to play. There's an eclectic mix here.
Please do let me know how the materials work in practice. This blog thrives on feedback!
Begin by asking members if they have a favourite artist, author, scientist, explorer or sporting hero.
Try and get a list of several in each category.
Ask what in the house, or out and about, is the most important discovery or development that members use daily and couldn't be without. It could be the TV, radio, phone or camera. Or something more fundamental, like the wheel, electricity, tea or running water,
Do members remember the children's TV show 'The Record Breakers'?
Who was it presented by? He is pictured below ...
Roy Castle (lived 1932-1994)
What instrument did he play?
What did he die of?
He was an accomplished trumpet player.
He died of lung cancer, from passive smoking.
Did people used to get given 'The Guinness Book Of Records' every Christmas?
What were these twins, who wrote the book and appeared on the TV show with their stopwatches called?
Ross & Norris McWhirter
Here's the TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QFt1ZeDftk
Idioms about books, art, exploring, science and sports (5 each)
The oldest trick in the BOOK
You can't judge a book by it's COVER
Read between the LINES
Take a leaf out of someone's BOOK
Take something as READ
Work of ART
He's no oil PAINTING
Back to the drawing BOARD
A picture paints a thousand WORDS
It's not rocket SCIENCE
Be on the same waveLENGTH
Blow a FUSE
A small cog in a big MACHINE
Reinvent the WHEEL
Brave new WORLD
Reach for the STARS
Climb every MOUNTAIN
First man on the MOON
There's a first time for EVERYTHING
Get the ball ROLLING
Ready set GO
Four minute MILE
Hit your TARGET
Win something by a hair's BREADTH
MUSIC & PICTURE QUIZ
Round 1. Name The Great Artists
'The Creation Of Adam', 1512
'Mona Lisa', 1506
'The Fighting Temeraire', 1839
'Water Lily Pond', 1899
'The Starry Night', 1889
'The Hay Wain', 1821
'Persistence Of Memory', 1931