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Schools resources & workshops

War on Want can provide 1 - 1 1/2 hour workshops on sweatshops to Key Stage 3/4 classes of 10-40 students.

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In that time we will:

  • Do a fun warm up exercise
  • Find out about the history of sweatshops
  • Learn and discuss why and how sweatshop exploitation existslogo redlove 200
  • Understand how citizens of the UK can make a difference
  • Find out inspiring stories about people in Bangladesh and other countries who are winning their rights
  • Watch and discuss a short campaigning film

In that time, students will engage in:

  • Group work
  • Discussion
  • Interpreting photographs
  • Summarising arguments
  • Answering questions

We can also do whole drop down days or half days as part of the Upcycling Academy with partners at TRAID, Craftivists Collective & Fabrications. See here for what we did at Woodford School in September 2013. Please email Barley for more info on Upcycling Academy collaboration workshops.

We can also come provide a speaker for panel discussions for sixth formers & college campaign groups.

Have a look what year 11s did at Central Foundation Girls School, East London.

Have a look at what year 10s did at George Green school, East London.

Find out more about our FREE KS3/4 Sweatshops activities pack

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