'A footprint means pressing down and global means world, so 'global footprint' means pressing down on the world and we don't want to press too hard' (child's definition of a Global Footprint)
what is Global Learning? CoreKnowledge Key Skills Values and Attitudes what is sustainability? what about climate change?
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Fairtrade School Goal 4: Learn about Fairtrade Issues

A great resource to support schools becoming Fairtrade is the DVD with video clips and relevant resources, this includes HEC’s work with schools. We suggest you buy the DVD, as it has examples of best practice along with supporting lesson materials.

We've put together some resources for you below, in suggested order of how they could be used.

Fairtrade & Co-ops Game
This is a role-play game, it can be found on the Fairtrade Fortnight Schools DVD, in which the children act as small, family farmers in Uganda. This gives an understanding of co ops and economics from the small farmers viewpoint. After introducing Fairtrade, this is an important simulation to play for students to understand the economics of why fair trade is needed. Takes about 1 hour 15minutes to play
o        Instruction & Cards
o         Accompanying Powerpoint
o        Order the DVD
Downloadable activities  
Introduction to Fairtrade
Use this PowerPoint to introduce Fairtrade to your class or school. Look within each slide's notes, it even tells you what to say.
Your School and the fair trade mark  Fairtrade Foundation’s resource list, inc. where Fairtrade fits into curriculum areas & 10 ways to introduce Fairtrade
TEACHING about fairtrade RISC  RISC’s resource list & Fairtrade activity ideas by curriculum areas
FT Assembly ideas RISC  3 Assemblies: Trade & Chocolate, Going Bananas, Food & Fashion -KS2 & 3
KS1 Coffee activity  Two activity sheets about Coffee for KS1
TradeCraft Banana Game  PDf that demonstrates clearly the benefits of fair trade, shows the reality of ‘who gets what’ in the production chain

More from the Fairtrade Foundation -Promotes Fair Trade and awards and monitors the FAIRTRADE Mark, visit their sites for activity ideas. Visit their Schools pages for resources
If you are looking from home, play some fair trade games we’ve found
*See in the School Action Guide
Section 1C - "Our whole school learns about Fairtrade issues" - on page 14
Section 2D - "How the whole school can learn about Fairtrade" - on page 30-33

      Want to Know More?

For more information and ideas for actions on Fair Trade

Make Trade Fair
The Global Call to Action Against Poverty is a worldwide alliance committed to making world leaders live up to their promises, and to making a breakthrough on poverty (Oxfam)

Clean Clothes Campaign

Reports on different companies like Nike, Adidas, Levi Strauss            



Labour Behind the Label 

Campaigns and resources on sweat shop labour.



Distribute Fair Trade food and crafts

Global Dimension

Search for "Fair trade" from the drop down menu on the right


British Association for Fair Trade Shops (BAFTS) 

Network of independent Fair Trade and World Shops across the UK. It seeks to raise the profile of Fair Trade
Largest Development Education Centre in UK, with a Global Cafe and World Shop, selling teaching resources on global issues and Fair Trade products – foods, clothes, gifts and more Download RISC Fairtrade teacher resource
Coalition of trade unions, business and NGOs working together to identify and promote good
practise in the latest codes of labour practise

Choose Liberation

 The UK's first and only 100% Fairtrade Nut Company


Banana Link

Campaigns for small producers in Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America



4. Our school learns about Fairtrade issues

 4A. Either lesson plans or the section of departmental development plans that indicate Fairtrade issues in three subject areas and each of two year groups, and…

4B. Samples of pupils’ work in at least three subject areas in each of two year groups.