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Week 5 w/c 29.6.20

This week we’re going to go back to our adventure. You’d already looked into the country of Italy and what makes it famous, you’d focussed on Pompeii and found out about volcanoes and earthquakes.


You’d been introduced to Gino, who owns a hotel in Pompeii. Unfortunately, due to the threat of Mount Vesuvius volcano erupting and another earthquake causing destruction, tourists are not wanting to stay in Pompeii – they’d rather just visit for the day. This means this Gino’s hotel has started to lose lots of money and is partly damaged due to the 2017 earthquake. He needs your help!


Day 1

Today you’re going to start your project to re-design and re-build Gino’s hotel.


Your first task is to think of a name for his hotel. Have a look at some of the pictures below for ideas of names of hotels. Sometimes they may be named after the person who owns them or something to do with where they are located.


Then I’d like you to design a logo for your hotel. This needs to be eye-catching and memorable.


Look at the logos below. Can you work out what companies they are for? Yours needs to do a similar thing – stick in the viewers mind. You could use coloured pencils or felt tips to make it bright and stand out. You could even draw it on Purple Mash – which has been set as a 2do.


Day 2

Today you’re going to start thinking about all the facilities that would make people want to visit Gino’s hotel.


I’d like you to plan what all of these facilities are like, what they include and what they would look like. Here are some ideas of hotel facilities but you might be able to think of even more:

  • Swimming pools
  • Spa
  • Sports (tennis, football, golf, badminton etc.)
  • Shops
  • Cafes
  • Gym
  • Kids club
  • Water sports

You could set it out similar to the template below and write a bit about each facility and draw pictures.


Day 3

Today I’d like you to think about the restaurants in Gino’s hotel. Are there different ones for breakfast, lunch and dinner? What kind of food is served in them? What are their names?


Try and think of the answers to each of the questions above and then write your own menu for each one: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Think back to when you learnt about Italian food and what people might like to eat when on holiday in Italy.


I’ve set a 2do on Purple Mash so you could record your menus there.


Day 4

Today I’d like you to think of some exciting excursions that could take place from Gino’s hotel. An excursion is a trip that people take when on holiday to do a fun activity. This could be anything from visiting the local town of Pompeii for a guided tour to going on a boat trip in the sea to going paragliding from the top of a mountain.


Below I’ve included some links to holiday excursions from holidays around the world. You could choose some from this or think of your own.


Then choose one of these excursions to plan in detail. Think about all the information the guests would need to know:

  • What the activity is
  • Where the activity will take place
  • How long it will last
  • Timings for the day
  • What they’ll need to bring with them
  • How much it costs
  • If it’s an all-day activity, what they’ll eat
  • What other guests said about the activity

Create a poster/leaflet to explain all about the excursion to make sure all the tourists choose yours!


Day 5

Today we’re going to take a small break from adventure because this week it is National Sports Week. To celebrate this, I would like you to get active!


I have included below a mini home Olympics for you to have a go at.