During FairTrade fortnight 2015 (23 February – 8 March) the Humanities faculty are undertaking a series of lessons to help S1 pupils discover what FairTrade is and how it operates across a number of countries and products. In Geography, pupils will be looking at how difficult it can be for developing countries to trade within the current environment by playing a trade game. In History classes will undertake a Junior Apprentice task. They will have to create a new FairTrade chocolate bar and a pitch that would persuade the Co-Op to sell the bars. The pitch has to include the benefits of buying FairTrade chocolate. Child labour and the cocoa trade in countries such as Ghana and Ivory Coast will be considered in Modern Studies as well as the benefits of being part of the fair trade organisation. Finally, in RME pupils will use drama to act out the story of Fairtrade and will look at why farmers join together to get a fair price for their products.

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By chalove

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