We was split into 2 teams of 4. Each team had 45 minutes to come up with a ‘shop’. My team didn’t know what to do at first, we were in a life-drawing room so there were a few props. We used boards, tables and chairs, a stage, blankets and a fake skeleton. We thought for a while what we could do with these objects. Someone said something about fake tanning and that’s where our idea stemmed from. We decided our ‘shop’ would be a tanning bed shop. We arranged the layout and came up with posters and a name, ‘Lets get Pasty!’.
Our tanning shop would be a little different from the usual tanning shops. The skeleton was white, and we found a lamp that was a white light too, so we decided the shop would be the opposite of getting a tan to become darker, the shop would be for people to get whiter.
The team came up with ideas such as ‘the light comes from the moon, and is called a Lunar Ray’, instead of mimicking the suns rays, UV light. The skeleton was used to demonstrate what could happen if you stay in the rays for too long, linking in the dangers of sun beds.
We had a reception, a waiting area and the ‘moon’ bed area. I think in 45 minutes my team came up with a well thought out idea and we put together a well thought out shop.
The teachers got involved and led on the ‘bed’ to get lunar rayed. I think it is humorous but also meaningful as we targeted the dangers of sun beds.
To improve I think we could have practised what we were saying when people came to the shop as we were all unsure of what to say and what each person was meant to do.