This is year 1 at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, after a pirate-themed creative writing session, proudly clutching their treasure with appropriately buccaneering toothless grins! I sellotaped a coin under each seat and they discovered them at the end of the session (after a few clues).
(Actually, a couple of enterprising kids - who I feel have bright banking futures ahead of them - discovered the coins soon after the start of the class but heroically kept the secret!)
I worked with all the year groups at St Thomas More, and year 6's theme was Dragon's Den. I adapted this to the entrepreneurial tendencies of ancient Arabian markets.
Groups of three pitched their fantastical beasts/ inventions/ magical artefacts at me and, being a wealthy and eccentric collector of such things, I bought them ALL for two chocolate coins per child. They put loads of effort into their persuasive presentations and it was great fun bartering and bantering!
I've just started my next 10 week positivity course with EDF Energy in Barnwood, so I used the power of chocolate to help them get to know and support each other.
Sometimes people struggle with positivity because they are much better at giving than receiving. A fun way to explore this and cheer everyone up was to distribute chocolate coins and encourage them to give them to each other. Instant chocolate wealth and happiness!
(If you are allergic to romance, look away now). I hid a few chocolate coins around my house for my husband to find, to remind him that he was my treasure. I don't think we ever grow out of the joy of discovering edible proof that we are loved!