During the last half term as part of our Global Citizenship work and topic work, we have been looking at Fair Trade. In particular, Year 4 have been focusing on the life of cocoa farmers in Africa and how Fair Trade has helped improve their lives. We have seen how farmers being paid a fair price for their cocoa beans means they can reinvest into their community by building schools, resulting in less child labour.
Year 4 linked their learning to their science topic of 'Solids, Liquids and Gases' and working cross curricular in design and technology, English and maths! They did this by planning a Fair Trade bake and cake sale, writing and following recipes, making the cakes, then calculating costings to include predicted and actual profit.
On the last day of term, the children then sold their cakes for a total of £49.75 and managed to make a profit of over £25! The children will now reinvest this money into another Fair Trade initiative, which will link to our next international work project and help our children to develop young enterprise skills.