Cotton onto Fairtrade


This workshop uses the creation of sock puppets to teach students about the journey of cotton, the benefits of Fairtrade and the life of the people involved in the supply chain. Role play, art and film are used to engage pupils in the journey of cotton and reflect on the different roles and responsibilities of the people involved. All materials will be brought by Leeds DEC, the children just need to provide a sock!

“Children were involved throughout and had time to work both independently and collaboratively. Time was built in for reflection. Range of learning styles catered for- visual, auditory, tactile.”

Teacher at St Michaels Academy

Learning Objectives

Pupils will:

  • Understand the journey of cotton
  • Develop an understanding of Fairtrade and how it makes a difference
  • Create a sock puppet character and tell the cotton story

Curriculum links

DT, English, Geography