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Topic – Fairtrade

January

Our new topic is Fairtrade and so Year 6 are learning about the importance of trade, the rights of the farmers and how we can have a positive impact on helping them to meet their basic needs. Children have been really interested in finding out about the types of product that can be Fairtrade and how these are grown, harvested and then transported to the UK.

In one lesson, we looked at how bananas make their way to our shop shelves and the many groups of people responsible. We then debated how much each entity should receive from the sale of the banana. When we looked at the real breakdown we were shocked! In another lesson, we played a game in groups as different countries, where we learned how it felt to trade.