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Week 3 (4th - 8th May)

Lesson 1 - Monday 4th May

Last week, you should have watched the video on Fairtrade footballs.

Playing Fair - The story of Fairtrade footballs

How are footballs made? And what do footballs have to do with Fairtrade? To find out, we go to Sialkot in northern Pakistan.

Around 40,000 people in Sialkot work in the production of footballs. That is almost a quarter of the population.

But What does fair-trade have to do with footballs?

In 1996 Sialkot hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

In some cases workers and stitchers were earning very little for their hard work and children were having to work to support their families.

Children as young as five were found to be making footballs to be sold around the world, working up to eleven hours a day.

In 1997 an agreement was signed to stop the high rates of child labour in football production in Pakistan.

But without a fair wage for the work they do, many people still struggled to feed their families, pay medical bills and school costs.

This is where Fairtrade can play a role.

What does Fairtrade aim to do for football workers?

  • Fairer wages
  • Good working conditions
  • No child labour
  • Fairtrade Premium

The Fairtrade Premium is extra money that can be spent on whatever is needed within the community. Each factory has a Fairtrade Committee who decide how this money is spent.


This is Tanvei. He is a hand-stitcher. Tanveihas four children.

“Before Fairtrade we had many difficulties but since Fairtrade we are getting many benefits. We have more facilities now: clean water, bags and books for the children”


Make notes on the benefits of Fairtrade and how it helps communities and changed working practices.

Lesson 2 - Tuesday 5th   May

Rewatch the video on again, use the quotes below or make up believable quotes form workers, customers, Fairtrade workers about how Fairtrade has changed the lives of people.



Write 4 direct speech quotes and 4 indirect quotes.  Look at last week’s work to remind you what they are.  Don’t use said, try words like reported, quoted, alleged.

Lesson 3 - Wednesday 6th May

Look at these different newspaper articles about Fair trade, look up any words you don’t understand. Magpie words and phrases you will use in your newspaper article.

Lesson 4 - Thursday 7th May

We are going to write a positive news article about Fairtrade.  Think about what you want to say.

  • think about what Fairtrade does
  •  how it helps workers and communities
  • poor conditions before Fairtrade
  •  what crops/products benefit (coffee, footballs, chocolate, bananas, cotton). Which ones will you write about
  • what quotes would fit with your article?


Make rough notes using the bullet points above as subheadings.

Lesson 5 - Friday 8th May

Today we will plan our article. Fill in the planning sheet