Feast of football

3rd December 2004 at 00:00
Adam Portman, an NQT at King's Norton high school, Birmingham, nominates his class for this week's fair-trade giveaway. Mr Portman has been given the job of promoting citizenship at the school, and he has found it difficult, especially the "active" element. But he says his group have been brilliant, pledging money to see their teachers perform mad stunts, including one (male) teacher having his legs waxed, for the BBC's recent Children in Need appeal, and, in the same week, making up Christmas boxes for Romania. He says the fair-trade treat is just what they need "to open a new can of worms" in citizenship lessons. It's on its way.

Does your class deserve a fair-trade treat? If so, email friday@tes.co.uk

to tell us why, and they could receive a box of Dubble bars and a Fair Deal football. The chocolate comes from a Ghanaian collective and the football is hand-stitched by adults in Pakistan. Mark your message Dubblefootball offer. For information on fair trade go to: www.dubble.co.uk; www.fairdealtrading.co.uk.

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