A sweep stake can be done with any class, but I always tend to just do it with my form group at tutor time as I see them every day. It's very simple - tear up paper with all the competing countries written on, put them into a hat and everyone in the class picks one out. That is the team they will be supporting for the rest of the competition! If you wanted to, you could ask those interested to chip in a little bit of money and then pool it all together with the winner collecting all the cash - this can work very well for the older ones (and staff sweep stakes!). With my younger students I don't tend to do this, I just buy a t-shirt and football for the winner and they LOVE it!
I also find my students love tracking the results of the games, and every day I give a different student the responsibility of updating the scores on our board. I created a really easy to follow wall chart for the Euro 2016 which you can get hold of below and use in your own classroom:
Included with this wall chart are a range of UEFA Euro 2016 activities that students can undertake during your lesson, at tutor times or even for homework:
This special event only happens once every 4 years, so make sure your students remember it and get excited with the activities in this pack!
How do you like to bring the excitement of the UEFA Euro Football competition into your lessons?