Fairtrade Fortnight resources

Assembly ideas, lesson plans and thought-provoking activities to help explain the Fairtrade movement to your students

Tes Resources Team

Fairtrade Label On A Banana, Representing Fairtrade Fortnight & Ways For EYFS, Primary & Secondary Students To Investigate It

Assembly ideas, tutor time activities and lesson suggestions to raise awareness of the Fairtrade movement

Fairtrade Fortnight, which takes place from Monday 21 February to Sunday 6 March, is the perfect opportunity to encourage students to evaluate their own impact on the world by exploring the origins of their food and the lives of the farmers that grow them.

Use these assemblies, lesson plans and activities to investigate how better pricing, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade can make a big difference to farmers around the world. So, why not get involved?

Fairtrade Foundation resources

A Fair Future Episode 2 - Farming in a Climate Crisis
Fairtrade Foundation

A Fair Future Episode 2 - Farming in a Climate Crisis

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Micah Tarus shows us his farm where he grows coffee for sale and vegetables to eat. He explains how the climate crisis is affecting his crop and life in Kenya. Download the Teaching Notes on the right hand side of this page for curriculum links, learning objectives, a range of discussion questions a...
Fairtrade Family Portrait
Fairtrade Foundation

Fairtrade Family Portrait

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Fairtrade Family Portrait is a four-part film series about a family of cocoa farmers and the difference that Fairtrade has made to their lives. Meet Amie, Sidie, Lucia and Gbassay!
Cocoa Climate
Fairtrade Foundation

Cocoa Climate

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This film and lesson introduces the topic of the climate. Children will have the opportunity to compare the climate in the UK with the climate in the cocoa growing region of West Africa. An extension activity is available that examines how climate change impacts on these two different regions. This...
Daily life in Sierra Leone
Fairtrade Foundation

Daily life in Sierra Leone

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Meet Gbassay, a 14-year-old-boy whose parents are cocoa farmers in Gorahun, a village in Western Sierra Leone. This is a PowerPoint presentation with photos of Gbassay s daily life, including information about food crops and cooking in rural Sierra Leone. At the end of the pack you will find a l...
Guardians of the Rainforest
Fairtrade Foundation

Guardians of the Rainforest

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In the Gola Rainforest of Sierra Leone, a group of cocoa farmers work hard to protect their way of life, their beautiful forest and their livelihoods. Through having a better and more secure income, they can farm in a forest friendly way and protect their beautiful home from the threats of deforesta...

Primary resources 

Fairtrade Activity Pack
Earth Cubs

Fairtrade Activity Pack

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Welcome to Earth Cubs! A free platform to Learn the World. Fun and quick activities with a Fairtrade theme! Visit earthcubs.com for lots of creative & extensive materials all focused on the environment & sustainability. Fully aligned to EYFS outcomes & National Curriculum (ages 3-7). ...
PABLO THE SUPER BANANA
Fairtrade Foundation

PABLO THE SUPER BANANA

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INTRODUCING PABLO THE SUPER BANANA! Pablo the Super Banana is on a mission to help younger learners find out how bananas are grown and how they end up in our shops. Pablo the Super Banana supports Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 learning goals around communication and language...
Activities - C is for Cocoa
Earth Cubs

Activities - C is for Cocoa

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Welcome to Earth Cubs! A free platform to Learn the World. Fun activities to learn about Fairtrade cocoa! Visit earthcubs.com for lots of creative & extensive materials all focused on the environment & sustainability. Fully aligned to EYFS outcomes & National Curriculum (ages 3-7). Ou...
Fairtrade 2021 Choice Grids Nursery to P7
Mrs Martin

Fairtrade 2021 Choice Grids Nursery to P7

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I have collated a range of fairtrade resources into Week 1 and Week 2 to support home learning. Click on the image icons which have a green or blue outline to link to worksheets, websites and videos. I have created: Nursery to P1 P2 and P3 P4-7
Go Bananas - Follow the journey of a banana
Oxfam

Go Bananas - Follow the journey of a banana

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Updated with new facts, photographs and stories, Go Bananas will help learners aged 7-11 to discover where their food comes from. Learners can gain a vivid insight into the banana supply chain and research the countries where bananas are grown. They will get to grips with Fairtrade and think critic...
Fairtrade 'Breaks & Ladders' game
Fairtrade Foundation

Fairtrade 'Breaks & Ladders' game

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This adaptation of the classic Snakes & Ladders puts you in the shoes of a farmer encountering the risks facing farmers daily. Travel up the ladders and slip down the bananas and see who is the first to the finish. Make sure you also download the game instructions which includes a spin...

Secondary lesson resources 

Fairtrade - What is it? Who benefits? How do they benefit?
AmyMooreDT

Fairtrade - What is it? Who benefits? How do they benefit?

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A detailed lesson which includes a range of tasks and information. Tasks include video clips, recap questions, discussion points and extended writing letter task. All answers are provided on PPT. I use this lesson for KS4 technology but can easily be adapted/used for geography, pshe or business!
Chocolate Trade Game Resources
ChristianAid

Chocolate Trade Game Resources

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Trace the journey of the cocoa bean from tree to chocolate bar. And discover along the way the difficulties workers in the chocolate trade face. This game also highlights the positive part that trade can play in communities that are developing their economies.
Fairtrade
Becky1325

Fairtrade

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Lesson plan and card sort included within the powerpoint. Students should be in groups and should be given a different role based on the people involved in the banana process.
Investigating cotton - Ages 11+
Fairtrade Foundation

Investigating cotton - Ages 11+

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A set of curriculum resources from the Fairtrade Foundation for Geography, investigating where cotton grows around the world, the journey of cotton from plant to shop and examining the concept of interdependence.
Pie Charts and Fairtrade Chocolate
chrisleedsdec

Pie Charts and Fairtrade Chocolate

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Students match the names of common chocolate bars to pie charts of their ingredients, and discuss how different proportions are shown in the diagrams. They then draw their own pie charts for different chocolate bars with varying numbers of sectors. Students discuss the companies/manufacturers involv...

Assembly and tutor time resources 

Fairtrade Fortnight Assembly
TrueTube

Fairtrade Fortnight Assembly

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An assembly for Key Stages 3 and 4 to mark Fairtrade Fortnight, including a short film and a PowerPoint presentation. More films, and more resources like this can be found at www.truetube.co.uk
Choc to the Future! Assembly script
Fairtrade Foundation

Choc to the Future! Assembly script

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Take a trip to the future to find out what would happen if chocolate became completely unsustainable! Objectives: - Learners reflect on how our food gets to us - Learners find out about sustainability and what it means for our food - Learners reflect on their role as consumers and the impact they ...
Fairtrade Fortnight 2023
Cre8tive Resources

Fairtrade Fortnight 2023

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**Fairtrade Fortnight 2020** Fair Trade Fun. FUN/C8/QZ/59 Over 10 rounds and 60+ Questions. Tutor Time, Citizenship, Geography or PSHE **This resource contains:** 1xPowerPoint 1x Student Answer Sheet double sided out of /60+ Marks (PDF and PPT Version) and all the answers!! Contains 10 Rounds: Fa...
Geography Fairtrade Work From Home Booklet
Cre8tive Resources

Geography Fairtrade Work From Home Booklet

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**Fairtrade Fortnight Activity Pack** This resource could be used in English / Literacy / PSHE / Humanities or form tutor sessions to celebrate this event. 8 PAGE pack of classroom-ready activities that will educate and engage students. This Activity Booklet (Editable and PDF Version attached) Con...
Fairtrade Chocolate Research Booklet
Brentt

Fairtrade Chocolate Research Booklet

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A booklet which requires children to work through a number of challenges to find out more about the farming, production and trade of chocolate. There's even a fun &'design your own Fairtrade chocolate bar wrapper&'; activity at the end which the children enjoyed working towards.
Fair trade
paulfaci

Fair trade

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An introduction into the world of Fair Trade and how this affects communities