The Truth About Bananas

An information and activity pack on the global banana trade

KS2: ages 7-11KS3: ages 11-14KS4: ages 14-16KS5: ages 16+Teacher's Pack

A nicely presented pack about the justice issues involved in the banana trade.

Section one includes information about where bananas come from, the conditions for workers, the position of trade unions, the use of pesticides, and the ‘race to the bottom’ as companies try to find the cheapest bananas. It ends with information on how voluntary standards; legislation and consumer power can help to improve the situation for workers.

Section two suggests a good range of activities to explore and raise awareness of the issues. These include banana globingo, a banana chain activity, an exercise that looks at the supply chain, using ‘still pictures’ or ‘freeze frames’ to explore issues, a debating activity, some drama activities and some additional ideas for English activities.

Banana Link say this pack is suitable for all ages – from 6 year olds to young people and adults. The activities link to curriculum areas including citizenship, PSHE, geography, drama, English, history, business studies and maths.

Some of the activities from the pack can be downloaded free from the Banana Link website.


Items available

    • Teacher's Pack (£8)
    • Download or order hard copy via the Banana Link website.
    • Visit website

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Banana Link

42-58 St George’s Street

NorwichNR1 1AB
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