The TEACH Trust celebrated Rights Fairtrade in a week long project in June 2017.
A theatre in Education (TIE) performed their Fair Trade themed productions Jazz and Jagdeep and Surya’s Story and ran associated workshops at each of the schools in the TEACH trust.
The programme looks at the issue of Fair Trade and the Rights of the Child through the story of little girl called Surya who sews footballs in India we learn about how some children are exploited by the Wests need for cheap products and food. Most young people enjoy football, but do they ever think where those footballs come from? The theme of football is a wonderful way to engage an audience about environmental issues. It also encourages young people and adults to think about where footballs come from but other produce as well.
A year group in each school took part workshops that included Asian Bhangra dance, Dhol Drumming and drama.
The project culminated in a celebration of the chidlren’s work with a march to Adastral Square, where they shared their learning with parents and the local community through performances and presentations.
“It was an absolutely fantastic project, with inspiring workshops and a culminating performance. The children understood some of the hardships in less developed countries and were able to put themselves in their shoes linking to the Rights of the Child and Fairtrade.
The procession to Adastral Square was an amazing finale where all 4 TEACH trust schools came together to share and celebrate the creative arts in our community.” Sarah Chandler, Haymoor Junior School