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70 things

Set yourself a 70 things challenge to represent the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

You will need

  • Pens or pencils
  • A4 paper
  • specific equipment needed for your 70 things challenge

Before you begin

  • As all the challenges will be different, remember to complete your risk assessments to make sure everything is safe.
  • For the planning stage, place out enough pens or pencils and paper for everyone to use.
  • For the challenges, bring in any additional equipment that may be needed, or ask everyone to bring their own equipment for that meeting.

Your 70 things challenge

  1. Ask everyone to sit down together and talk about the Jubilee.
  1. Then, have a chat about the Queen. You could talk about who she is, what she does for the country and the commonwealth and what she has accomplished over the past 70 years.
  1. The person leading the activity should explain to everyone that they will be setting themselves a 70 things challenge. As a whole group, in smaller groups or as individuals, everyone should think of 70 things they can do or collect to represent the 70 years the Queen has been on the throne.
  1. Everyone should decide together what size groups will be best for the challenge. When this is done, split into groups with pens and paper and give everyone time to decide what 70 things challenge they want to complete.
  2. Each group should talk with the person leading the activity about their plans, to make sure the challenge is suitable and appropriate. Everyone should agree on a date to have completed the challenge by.
  1. Everyone should complete their 70 things challenge. Encourage each group to write notes or take pictures during the process.

Sharing your challenge

  1. After everyone has completed their challenges, everyone should bring in their notes and pictures to share with the rest of the group.
  2. Everyone should sit together. Go around the groups one at a time and ask them to share their experiences during their challenge.
  3. Encourage everyone to talk about the best bits of the challenge and whether they found anything difficult. Everyone should think about whether they are going to carry on doing something from the challenge in the future.
  4. Remind everyone what this challenge represented and explain how it helped everyone understand more about the work the Queen has done over the years.

Reflection

This activity was about being a team player and helping your community. Which part was the most challenging and which part did you enjoy the most? Think about whether you did something new or if it was something you already knew about. Your 70 things challenge involved doing things for your community. How did your challenge help others? Think about how you may have had an impact on your local community or even made someone feel happier.

Safety

All activities must be safely managed. Use the safety checklist to help you plan and risk assess your activity. Do a risk assessment and take appropriate steps to reduce risk. Always get approval for the activity and have suitable supervision and an InTouch process.