"I Am The Greatest" (Authors, Artists, Explorers, Scientists & Sporting Heroes)




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!







INTRODUCTIONS


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



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


Con ARTIST


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







'Snow', 2018