There are a number of independent organisations that can help schools on their Fairtrade journey with workshops, courses and resources around issues of development, fair trade and sustainability.
Please note there may be a charge for some workshops. Please contact them directly for further details.
Traidcraft have a network of volunteer speakers around the UK who could help with an assembly or part of a lesson on Fairtrade. They also have a special offer for schools setting up and buying stock for Fairtrade tuckshops in schools. Traidcraft have a huge variety of teaching and learning resources on their site, and run competitions and campaigns for schools and young people.
Tel: 0191 497 3999
Trading Visions is an educational charity based in London that was founded by farmer-owned chocolate company, Divine Chocolate. Trading Visions can come to your school to deliver an interactive workshop telling the bean to bar story of how Fairtrade cocoa gets turned into chocolate, and what your students can do to make the world a better place.
There are Development Education Centres (DECs) in Aberdeen, Coatbridge, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, covering all of the Scottish Local Authorities from these regional bases.
They support teachers in incorporating global citizenship in the classroom, across whole schools or learning communities.
Highland One World
Inverness IV3 5DZ
Aberdeen AB10 1AN
One World Centre
Dundee DD4 6DQ
Coatbridge ML5 4JS
West of Scotland DEC
Glasgow G3 8DS
This is a non-governmental development organisation in Belfast which aims to raise awareness of global issues and encourage action toward social change.
Here you can look up the 23 independent local-based not-for-profit organisations whose core work is the support and delivery of global learning to schools and communities. These include:
East Sussex TN34 1DT
Beacons DEC (Malvern)
Upper Colwall WR13 6PL
Brighton Peace and Environment Centre
Brighton, BN1 3PB
CDEC: Developing Global Learning (Cheshire)
Chester, CH3 5UD
Centre for Global Education (York)
York YO31 7EX
Kent TN8 7AR
North Yorkshire BD23 2JE
Cumbria LA22 9BB
DEC South Yorkshire (Sheffield)
Sheffield S1 4SE
Development Education in Dorset
Ferndown BH22 0DA
Devon Development Education
Exeter EX4 3RG
GLADE – Centre for Global and Developmental Education (Somerset)
Somerset TA6 4RL
Global Education Derby
Derby, DE1 2LU
Global Link (Lancaster)
LANCS, LA1 1EZ
HEC Global Learning Centre (London)
London E2 6AD
Leeds LS8 4HS
Leicester Masaya Link Group
Leicester LE3 6LH
Liverpool World Centre
Liverpool L8 1XE
One World Centre, Isle of Man
Isle of Man IM4 3AS
Fair Trade Wales provide support for schools in Wales, including workshops for teachers on how to get the Fairtrade Schools Award.
The Scottish Fair Trade Forum provide support for schools in Scotland, with useful links to fair trade in the Scottish National Curriculum and links to Scottish fair trade suppliers.
fairandfunky are based in Yorkshire and deliver a unique range of interactive and creative workshops for schools on key global themes including Fairtrade.
Email Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Sophie at email@example.com
Koolskools supply bespoke school uniforms made with Fairtrade cotton and go into schools to deliver assemblies, workshops and lessons about Fairtrade.
Tel: 02380 283223
Lifeworlds Learning offer Fairtrade pupil workshops linked to literacy, maths, geography and SMSC and in support of global learning, eco-schools and rights respecting schools. They also offer related staff CPD and specialise in links to values-based education.
Contact: Rob Bowden
Tel: 01538 381571
If you are an organisation offering this sort of support to schools then let us know and we will add you to the list.