In this popular workshop, pupils work together in small groups to earn resources for their ‘village’. Role-playing as football stitchers, pupils love this fast-paced game as they try to beat the banker! Through engaging debate, critical thinking, and personal reflection, pupils have the opportunity to recognise their own power to make positive change in the world. This workshop also utilises inspiring video footage of real football stitchers.

“The mix of reflection, information and hands on practical activity was effective. Leeds DEC is invaluable in coming up with new ideas to extend and develop Fairtrade in school” - Teacher, Ashville College

Session Objectives:
> Knowledge of where footballs come from, who makes them and what the working conditions are like
> Critically assess fairness of the industry
> Reflect on personal responses and empathise with football stitchers

Curriculum Areas:
> Geography
> Citizenship
> Maths
> English

Suitable for:
KS2, KS3, KS4 and Post-16 (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.


KS2 Age 7-11, KS3 Age 11-13, KS4 Age 14-16, KS5 Age 16-18


West Yorkshire

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