Fantastic Fairtrade product designs that benefit farmers in LICs
In Geography lessons, Year 9 have been researching Fairtrade as a strategy to help reduce the development gap, by reducing poverty and giving greater job security for communities in Low Income Countries.
The students designed their own fantastic Fairtrade products, including a new brand of protein shake, delicious banana muffins and a special type of sock from a company called Fair Feet! They then took part in a Dragons’ Den style presentation to persuade the class that their product is the ‘must have’ product for everyone! The pupils used their in depth research to write speeches and also produced colourful, eye catching posters advertising their Fairtrade products.
Not only have the students developed their confidence in standing up in front of their peers, but they have also shown an excellent understanding of the issues and setbacks facing farmers in tropical areas of the world, and appreciated how Fairtrade can make a significant difference to people’s quality of life.
Congratulations to Year 9 for their outstanding work!