Cecil Road Primary School pupils test toys in run up to Christmas

PUBLISHED: 12:14 11 December 2015 | UPDATED: 12:14 11 December 2015

Toy testing at Asda's Gravesend store

Toy testing at Asda's Gravesend store


Ten children attended the session at a Gravesend supermarket

Pupils from Cecil Road Primary School have been testing toys at a local supermarket.

Ten children from the school attended the session at the store on Imperial Way in Gravesend, where they tested the top Christmas toys for 2015, rating each item for the fun it provided, ease of use and whether or not it could be played with friends.

Items up for deliberation included make believe sets, traditional games, memorabilia from the year’s hottest films and activity sets.

Following extensive testing and a fierce debate, the children rated the top three toys for Christmas 2015 as a remote-controlled dinosaur from Disney Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, the hospital play set from George at Asda and the Domino Express Star Wars Assault on Hoth.

The pupils tested the toys in the recently remodelled store’s community room, a free-of-charge space which community groups, associations and clubs can book for their use.

Gina White, community life champion at the Asda store, said: “It was great fun to have the children visit the store and for the team to receive some expert feedback on the toys Asda is stocking for Christmas 2015.

“The children had a fantastic afternoon putting the products through their paces and there was some fierce debate about which item should come out on top.

“It was lovely to see a traditional game, such as dominoes, with a modern twist make the top three.

“I’m sure many parents and grandparents will be delighted to see that the old ones are often the best when it comes to festive family fun this Christmas.”

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