You will need
- Fancy dress items
- A4 paper
- The research from the previous activity (Mission international)
- A projector and a laptop (if possible)
Before you begin
- You need to do the ‘Mission international’ activity before the spy convention, so everyone has a chance to gather the research they’ll present.
- Put the box of spy disguises by the entrance.
- Set up a big sign at the entrance saying ‘Spy convention [year]’ to welcome the spies.
- Set up the room with chairs as if you were preparing for a conference – there should be a focal point at one end for the speakers.
Welcome to the spy convention
- As everyone arrives, they should take an item from the box of disguises to wear during the convention.
- Everyone should gather in their groups to refresh their memories on the plans they made for their presentations (when they did the ‘Mission international’ activity).
- Once everyone’s feeling ready, groups can start to mingle with one another, but they can only talk about the information they found out during ‘Mission international’.
- Groups should take it in turns to present their research to the others. It’s up to them how they present – some may have posters to show, things on screen, or even a performance.
This activity was a chance to communicate. Was it easy to communicate in your group? Was it easy to tell everyone else about your research? Which methods of communication did you use?
This activity also helped you to be a citizen. You’re an international citizen – do you think it’s important to understand other places people live? How does the internet help us as citizens? Do you use the internet?
- Online safety
Supervise young people when they’re online and give them advice about staying safe.
For more support around online safety or bullying, check out the NSPCC website. If you want to know more about specific social networks and games, Childnet has information and safety tips for apps. You can also report anything that’s worried you online to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command.
As always, if you’ve got concerns about a young person’s welfare (including their online experiences), follow the Yellow Card reporting processes.