This afternoon in class Mr Webb posed a challenge to the students of Room Five - we are looking at cultural diversity and have made a great connection with Scotland, but we needed something more. Not far from our school is a shop called 'Celtic Connections' where they sell a range of all things Scottish, so Mr Webb went there at our schools lunch break to track something special down for the class.
They did have haggis but they also had Irn-Bru Mr Webb purchased some for the classroom. We examined it in class, reading the label and looking at the information about it. We then looked online about Irn-Bru and found out that it was the number one soft drink in Scotland and that in Scotland it is more popular than Coke or Pepsi.
As a class we made predictions about what we thought that it would taste like based on the ingredients and what it said on the label. We compared it to drinks that we knew about other similar drinks that we have in New Zealand.
Then it was time for the taste test. Each student had their own cup, was given an amount of Irn-Bru to try if they wanted too. Everyone in the classroom of 26 opted to try some Irn-Bru. We then had a round of Irn-Bru trivia with the answers contained in the videos that were posted to us by Lochardil Primary School Class P6/7.
R5VsIRNBru 2013 from myles webb on Vimeo.