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Chocolate and Fairtrade

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‘Chocolate and Fairtrade’ is a thought provoking workshop, adaptable for either KS1 or KS2 and takes students on the journey of cocoa, exploring supply chains and discovering the importance of Fairtrade.

“A fabulous workshop detailing all the people and processes involved in how chocolate gets from bean to bar; students were engaged throughout the session with informative and enjoyable child-centred activities.” Bramley Primary School – Teacher feedback.

Through games, debates, workshops and presentations, participants develop their speaking and listening skills; are able to talk about their opinions and explain their views. Students will also develop their sense of social justice and moral responsibility; recognising the role of voluntary, community and pressure groups.

“I liked the workshop…it made me think about all the unfair amounts farmers get and how they can good amounts thanks to fair trade!” Olivia, age 9.

Learning objectives

  • To develop an understanding of Fairtrade and why it is important
  • To learn about the journey of chocolate from bean to bar
  • To find out about life as a cocoa farmer in Ghana
  • To develop a sense of social justice and moral responsibility
  • To develop speaking and listening skills
  • To develop an understanding of a sense of place in the world

This workshop provides links with citizenship across the curriculum, connecting PHSCE with Literacy, Numeracy and Geography. The workshop can be adapted to meet the individual requirements of your school topics to link with particular countries.

This 90 minute workshop costs £175 (plus travel if outside Kirklees) and assumes a class size of 30 children. This includes two members of staff and all material costs, a certificate of participation for the class and a digital review of the workshop.

The workshop can be adapted to meet the specific needs of your individual school or class. To discuss individual requirements, and receive a quote tailored for you, please get in touch.

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