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Keep out of reach of children!

 

 

The Scenario

During the twenty-first century, the world became a more dangerous place. Dangerous things were on sale in the shops and could be found around the house. The health and safety of people, particularly children, were at risk even in their own homes. There were so many different warning labels! Here are some examples:

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Keep away from flames and fire

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Shake well before use

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Remove foil before using

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Do not exceed the stated dose

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Dilute before use

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Store in a cool, dry place

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Do not mix with detergents or other chemicals

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Not suitable for children under 3

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Keep out of reach of children

 

The Challenge

It is now some time in the future. The structure of Government has changed, following the Peaceful Revolution. The roles of people under 18 and people over 18 have changed dramatically.

The new Government realises that there are too many dangerous products. It will take time to reduce the number. There are also too many different warning labels. Some of them are not clear. The situation is confusing. 

You must take on the roles of Government officials and ordinary citizens.

The citizens are unhappy about the confusing labels. They must demonstrate how they have been affected in some way by dangerous products in the home. Some of the blame lies with previous Governments.

The Government representatives in your team must work out the wording for the five new warning labels. They must be suitable for use on all dangerous products in such places as:

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the kitchen

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the bathroom

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the toilet

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the tool shed

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the laundry.

Your five new general warnings must cover ALL dangerous products found in the home. ONE of the labels will appear on each product.

Yes, there will be arguments. It's your job, as a team, to find a compromise.

 

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