Fair Trade Scotland – Fair Food Detectives!

15 Mar 2021
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Ages 11-14

Scotland is a Fair Trade Nation and with COP26 coming to Glasgow later this year, Fair Trade Scotland (as the only longstanding WFTO GS Importer, can we spell out? in Scotland) are giving a platform to young people and showing them, they can be their own agents of change. We want to amplify young people's voices so they can act now. There will be the opportunity to hear first-hand from producers at a later date - giving unique access to the information that matters most, so you can make better choices as a consumer.  

The resource is delivered by a Malawian farmer's daughter, who is now CEO of Fair Trade Scotland and Chair of Malawians in Scotland. Joyce networks regularly with some of the most recognised global organisations, to bring forward positive changes for farmers and producers, whilst advocating fairer practises to reduce climate impact.

Pupils will have the opportunity to speak to the producers at a later date, and ask questions that are most important to them. The content we are offering can directly enhance and support any work that is currently being done within the school setting in regards to many of the Sustainable Development Goals, including Climate Action and Responsible Consumption.

A variety of resources can be provided for learners to download and share with their learning communities.

There will be a QR code quiz to see how learners have engaged with the content and prizes will be awarded, including a voucher of £100 to be spent on the online PoZu store. (Ethical & Sustainable Shoes & Footwear By Po-Zu (po-zu.com)

Join us as we explore with Joyce Juma-Phiri, some of the key themes including 'What Climate Action' really means and how the food we eat and clothes we wear can create positive change for people and planet! 

Key messages:

  • Climate Action - what it is and how this links to the food we eat and the clothes we wear  
  • Responsible consumption - How to become responsible consumers, that help people and planet, by reducing consumption and making better life choices
  • Young people as 'Agents of change'. How the 'pound' in your pocket affects real change.

Please watch the video below.  We would love if you could submit your feedback when you're done.  A printable version of the form is available if you'd like to hand this out to your pupils.