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Age Range: 11-14
Duration: 60 or more mins
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  • Mathematics
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Changing perceptions with design 2

Develop a marketing campaign and design advertising materials to promote a drinking water product

In this starter activity students will work on developing a ‘marketing and branding’ campaign for Pure Water. The objective is to engage the local community in the project in a positive way, providing a ‘feel good factor’ about this development. The campaign will need to look at the overall package for the scheme, including logos, slogans, adverts, podcasts, posters etc.  

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

An engaging activity in which students will develop a marketing strategy and advertising materials for the product. It will be taught through teamwork mirroring the design process within a ‘design consultancy.’  Each team will pitch for the tender at the end of the unit, presenting ideas to the class. This activity could be taught in design & technology, with the emphasis on product design or graphics.

The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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