Discover the cotton journey and get creative with sock puppets!

This fun and engaging workshop uses the creation of sock puppets to teach students about the journey of cotton, the benefits of Fairtrade and the lives of the people involved in the supply chain. Children build their confidence, creativity and presentation skills by presenting their cotton character to the rest of the class.

“All of the children left the [Cotton] workshop more aware of Fairtrade and the cotton journey than they had at the start. A wonderful experience for both staff and children! Thank you!" - Year 2 Teacher, Lindley Infant School

Session Objectives:

> Understand the journey of cotton
> Reinforce the benefits of Fairtrade
> Create a sock puppet character
> Tell the cotton story

Curriculum Areas:

> Design and Technology
> English
> Geography
> Citizenship

Suitable for:

> KS1, KS2 (differentiated)

About us:

Leeds DEC are the Global Learning experts with over 30 years experience of working with teachers, pupils, whole school development, and multi-school events. Our hands on, engaging workshops for young people on Fairtrade and other topical global development issues are differentiated for all Key Stages, from KS1 to Post 16. 100% of our workshops have been rated good or outstanding by teachers. Our workshops develop school Social Moral Spiritual Cultural requirements and enhance many curriculum areas including English, Maths, Art, Geography, PSHE and Citizenship. We offer a unique contribution towards Enrichment Days or can fit seamlessly into daily school life. Many of our workshops correspond to our CPD for teachers, youth workers and educators. We can recommend a package of activities to embed social justice into the culture of your school.

All workshops include a free teaching resource for teachers, and stickers and a takeaway Fairtrade quiz for each child, plus follow-up activities and books can be recommended at your request.

All of our workshops can be adapted to meet your school or class needs. Please get in touch with us to discuss your requirements and receive a tailored quote.


KS1 Age 5-7, KS2 Age 7-11


West Yorkshire

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