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Fairtrade Farmer Drama

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fairandfunky have teamed together with Pockets Theatre to deliver ‘Fairtrade Farmer Drama’ that provokes an emotional response to Fairtrade, teaching citizenship, geography and literacy skills through drama.


‘Fairtrade Farmer Drama’ is suitable for KS2, and takes students on a journey along the supply chain of bananas or chocolate. Using dramatic games, role-play, discussion, and performance; the workshop enhances learning about Africa or South America whilst developing speaking and listening skills.


Within the workshop students also develop their social, moral and cultural understanding, and identify the role of voluntary, community and pressure groups.


Learning objectives

  • To develop an understanding of Fairtrade and why it is important
  • To learn about the supply chain of Chocolate or Bananas
  • To find out about life as a cocoa farmer in Ghana or a banana farmer in Colombia
  • To develop ideas and opinions and a sense of social justice and moral responsibility
  • To develop speaking and listening skills
  • To devise and perform own dramatic compositions to peers and to a wider audience
  • To develop an understanding of a sense of place in the world

‘Fairtrade Farmer Drama’ uses games, role play, debate, workshops and performance to teach the learning objectives; and work towards reaching the following National Curriculum guidelines:


  • Citizenship: Preparing to play an active role as citizen and understanding British Values
  • Geography: Knowledge and understanding of places; Understanding of a locality in a country which is less economically developed
  • English: Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates. Listening to peers to consider and evaluate different viewpoints
  • Drama: opportunities to improvise, devise and script drama for one another and a range of audiences, as well as to rehearse, refine, share and respond thoughtfully to drama performances

This full day workshop costs £395* and assumes a class size of 30 children. This includes a resource pack for your school to use in extended learning post workshop.


Fairtrade Farmer Drama is facilitated by members of staff from fairandfunky and Pockets Theatre, all of whom are CRB checked. Helen is a trained primary teacher with experience across Kirklees, as well as teaching with VSO in Kenya. Sophie is a qualified artist with experience in leading community workshops, as well as working with the Oxfam Youth Board. Sam is trained to degree level in Community Drama, and currently working on a PhD at University of Leeds.


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


*For schools outside of Yorkshire please get in touch to receive a tailored quote to include reasonable travel expenses.

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