Fairtrade schools

Co-operate for Change! Fairtrade in your School

Two resource packs full of ideas, case studies, photos and activities based around fair and ethical trade. The Co-operate for Change! Fairtrade in Your School primary school pack is aimed at Key Stage 2, introducing students to Fairtrade and co-operative enterprises. It is full of background information, activities, games and teaching ideas to empower students to learn about and take action on Fairtrade.

The secondary school Co-operate for Change! Fairtrade in Your School pack is aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4, with some activities also suitable for Key Stage 5.
Explore and download both resources at www.enterprisevillage.org.uk/cooperateforchange/welcome.html

These packs can be used in conjunction with the Fairtrade Foundation’s resources. Visit the Fairtrade Foundation’s Schools webpage.

Visit the Fairtrade Foundation's Schools webpage

Co-operative Schools

A rapidly growing number of schools across the country are becoming co-operative schools by adopting a multi-stakeholder governance model which enables members of the community – from staff, parents, governors, teachers and students to local people and representatives from the world of business – to get involved in raising of achievement in learning. Co-operative schools share expertise, resources and knowledge and provide support through the nationwide Schools Co-operative Society.

The Co-operative College produces curriculum resources to embed co-operative values and principles in the ethos of schools, and the Young Co-operatives scheme helps young people set up and run their own co-operative enterprises. Whilst gaining practical business experience, Young Co-operatives members also get the chance to put values into practice as Fairtrade retailers, fruit and veg growers and recycling scheme operators. Please see http://www.co-op.ac.uk/schools-and-young-people/co-operative-schools/ for more information or contact schools@co-op.ac.uk.