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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.


‘Time for Fairtrade’ is suitable for KS2, with insightful questioning, thoughtful debate, games and video the workshop empowers students to think about where their food comes from, and the role of the consumer to ensure sustainable supply chains. Each student also makes a working clock from recycled Fairtrade packaging to carry the message ‘It’s Time for Fairtrade’ out of the classroom!


Learning objectives

  • To find out about life as a Fairtrade farmer
  • To learn about the journey of food from farm to fork
  • 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

This workshop 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. The Fairtrade food focus can be any of the following:

  • Cocoa farmers in Ghana
  • Banana farmers in Colombia
  • Coffee farmers in Kenya

To discuss individual requirements, and receive a ‘Time for Fairtrade’ workshop tailored for your school, please get in touch.


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, all materials, a certificate of participation for the class and a digital review of the workshop.

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