Name your own Gig

Rowing - Activity 2

Read the Gig Name Poem out aloud.

Enjoy the rhythm and the sounds of the words.

Display the poem and ask the class to join you reading it.

Distribute the List of Gig Names.

In pairs or small groups ask pupils to select some of their favourite names, perhaps sticking to those clubs geographically closest to your school in the first place. 

Choose a few easy examples and ask pupils to explain or guess the meanings behind certain names.

See whether they can group the names into particular categories (eg, Cornish Language, Places, Animals, Feelings).

Back in groups of seven, role play being members of a gig club having a meeting to decide what their new gig should be named.

Choose a colour scheme and font style for each gig name.