Learning about fair trade chocolate
Games can be a fun way of introducing serious global issues into the classroom.
Children at a Yorkshire school took part in a Chocolate Trade Game from Christian Aid to learn more about the relationships between cocoa farmers, chocolate companies, supermarkets and consumers.
It raised many issues around fair trade, sustainable development and conflict resolution. It was a fun activity and made children aware of the importance of being a global citizen.
One of the children wrote to the headteacher after taking part in the game, asking why the school was not more committed to fair trade products and as a result, more are now being used.
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