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Fairtrade SCRAPtastic are interactive and creative workshops introducing Fairtrade to early years and KS1 or deepening knowledge and understanding with KS2. In each workshop students discover the importance of Fairtrade to farmers around the world and create individual artworks from recycled materials to carry the Fairtrade message out of the classroom. Please click here to see the full range of Fairtrade SCRAPtastic workshops.

‘Fly The Fairtrade Flag’ for Early Years and KS1 takes students on a journey to the supermarket. With insightful questioning and video the workshop enables students to understand the importance of Fairtrade, what the Fairtrade mark looks like and what it means. Each student then makes their own Fairtrade Flag using recycled materials, to fly the Fairtrade Flag out of the classroom.

“A creative start to our Fairtrade week; informative and engaging our reception children now have a greater understanding of Fairtrade giving them skills to talk about Fairtrade with friends and family.” Archibald Primary School – Reception Teacher Feedback

‘Fly the Fairtrade Flag’ for KS2 deepens students understanding of Fairtrade with an interactive workshop on the supply chain of chocolate from bean to bar; discovering the power of the consumer and the importance of Fairtrade to farming communities. Each student then makes their own Fairtrade Flag using recycled materials, to fly the Fairtrade Flag out of the classroom.


Learning objectives

  • To recognise the Fairtrade mark and understand it’s meaning
  • To know where to find the Fairtrade mark
  • To find out about life as a Fairtrade farmer
  • To discover the journey of cocoa from bean to bar
  • To develop an understanding of Fairtrade and why it is important
  • 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
  • To design and create a Fairtrade Flag

‘Fly The Fairtrade Flag’ provides links across the curriculum, connecting PHSCE with Literacy, Geography and Art and Design, and can be adapted to meet the individual requirements of your school topics to link with particular countries or products. To discuss individual requirements, and receive a ‘Fly The Fairtrade’ workshop tailored for your school, please get in touch.

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

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