3.3

The Best and Worst Cricket Captains in the World
Activity The Best and Worst Cricket Captains in the World
Curriculum Area DT & CPSHE
NC Objectives DT: 1b), 1d), 3a), 5a) CPSHE: 2b), 4a)

Main learning objective

To understand the consequences of their actions through the focus of cricket.

Timing

Lesson plan and supporting resources

Introduction 15 minutes
  • Discuss the role of a captain in a team and the responsibilities involved.
  • Discuss what makes a good cricket captain and the qualities in a person that are needed to be an effective captain.
  • Refer to ‘The preamble to the laws of cricket' and ‘ Examples of cricket etiquette' in the Support Material section of this module.

 

Main Activity 35 Minutes
  • Split the class in to groups and provide half of the groups with ‘The worst cricket captain in the world' worksheet and provide the other half of the groups with ‘The best cricket captain in the world' worksheet. Both found in the Activity section.
  • The pupils draw a cartoon style captain in the centre of the worksheet and fill the speech/action bubbles with things that the captain says or does to make them the worst or best captain in the world.
Plenary 10 Minutes
  • Gather the class together and compare the two captains created.
  • What would it be like to play for the different captains?
  • Discuss the consequences of the actions of each of the captains.