General resources list

Dedicated website with downloadable teaching resources focusing on particular products from rice to raisins, plus a range of assembly plans and other ideas for promoting Fairtrade in your school.

Fairtrade Foundation:
Dedicated website with many ideas for promoting Fairtrade, including films directed at children, like: My Fairtrade Adventure  (A  journey to the Dominican Republic to see how cocoa is produced, and the effect of Fairtrade on the workers there and their families.)    

Global Link
Global link is a Development Education Centre which offers Fairtrade workshops and CPD twilight courses for teachers, including the course “Fairtrade Schools Award: an introduction for primary and secondary schools”. This course is free if your school is registered with the Global Learning Programme, and has access to £500 “e-credits”. The Centre has a library full of Fairtrade teaching resources which can be borrowed by members for free. Global Link staff can also deliver a range of Fairtrade activities in schools. Contact Gisela at  01524 36201 for more information.

Christian Aid:
A variety of assemblies, classroom activities and games to help students engage with world issues and reflect on their own role as global citizens, including popular simulation games such as the Chocolate Trade Game and The Paper Bag Game.

A variety of resources on Fairtrade including assemblies and classroom activities to challenge and inspire action for global justice.

Pa Pa Paa
An excellent set of resources from Trading Visions (set up by Comic relief and Divine Chocolate). You can download ready to use teaching plans, about chocolate, Fair Trade and the farmers’ lives.  There is also an interactive DVD and photo pack, and the possibility of live links with children of cocoa farmers in Ghana.

A wide range of teaching and assembly resources.

Leeds DEC (Development Education Centre):
A comprehensive list of Fairtrade resources and websites, (;

a film “Fairtrade and Not Afraid”  made by KS2 pupils in Bradford, dealing with coffee/cocoa issues; and other resources.

Bala Sport

Background information and film about Fairtrade Footballs. Main supplier in the UK.

Background information on the story of Fairtrade cotton and its impact. Supplier of ethical school uniform made of Fairtrade cotton.