Patrick’s Virtual Visit: Fairtrade tea

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KS2: ages 7-11WebsiteFilm

‘Patrick’s Virtual Visit’ brings the incredible Patrick Kaberia into schools across the country. Patrick is a tea farmer from Kenya and during Fairtrade Fortnight he visited the UK, speaking in a number of schools about tea and the difference that Fairtrade tea makes to his community.

In the 7 minute film, Patrick talks about climate change and the impact it is having on tea farmers in the part of Kenya where he lives.

There are also supporting documents and activities including:

  • Instructions for teachers on how to make the most of this resource
  • Background Notes – a little more information about tea, the FAIRTRADE Mark and co-operatives as well as ways to introduce terms such as sustainability and consumer power in class
  • A worksheet for students – using Google Maps or an atlas to find out more about where tea is grown plus a design activity where students think about what information they want to see on packaging

There are also linked to related resources:

  • The Negotiating Game – a group activity to show the power of working together
  • Consumer Power activity – a class activity that uses graphs and charts to show how we can make a difference with our shopping choices
  • Ideas for a discussion around where the things we buy come from



Resource details

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    • Visit the website for the film and accompanying instructions for teachers, background notes and worksheets. There are also links to the related resources.
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