Writing a Persuasive Letter to Encourage Healthier Cricket Teas
Activity Writing a Persuasive Letter to Encourage Healthier Cricket Teas
Curriculum Area English
NC Objectives English En1 1e), 2d), 8a) & 9a) and En2 4f), 4g), 4h), 4i) 5b) & 8c) and En3 1), 2), 3), 4), 5a), 9c), 11) & 12)

Main learning objective

To write a persuasive letter using all appropriate features.


Lesson plan and supporting resources

Introduction 20 minutes
  • Explain to the class that during a game of cricket there is always a tea interval for the players, coaches and officials to eat and drink. Discuss that usually this consists of sandwiches and cakes. Use the ‘Fruit nutrition information’ in the Supporting Material section to discuss ideas for foods and recipes that could be included and how this could benefit cricketers, eg, energy, water, etc and how it would directly affect performance.
  • Discuss uses of vocabulary to persuade and plan the structure of a persuasive letter.


Main Activity 30 Minutes
  • Provide the class with the ‘Writing a Persuasive Letter to Encourage Healthier Cricket Teas’ Activity worksheet and the class must write a letter to cricket clubs to persuade and encourage them to begin to make healthier cricket teas for the players. They will need to include information about why this is important and the benefits to the players and teams.
  • Provide the class with ‘Fruit Nutrition Information’ in the Supporting Material section to refer to nutritional facts where they can use this information to persuade cricket clubs of the benefits of the food to the players compared to other foods.


Plenary 10 Minutes
  • Move around the class and allow pupils to read aloud their persuasive letters with great expression as if they were delivering the message directly to the cricket clubs.
  • The rest of the class can provide feedback in relation to the persuasive features and structure of the letter.