Scoil Íde Presentation Primary School Clondalkin


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2008-2009

Challenge to Change

Freedom To Shine




Goals
- To explore Fairtrade products, producers and benefit
- To discover our human rights and explore declarations and violations
- To devise an action plan to raise awareness of human rights and child labour
- To engage in a campaign to stop slavery
- To enjoy the project!

Target Group
Sixth Class undertook the project

Outcomes Of The Project
The children really enjoyed the project and we were able to integrate it into different subject areas across the curriculum. Through engaging in activities the children expressed their opinions freely on the topics and made the local community
aware of child labour issues and fair-trade.

What Worked Well
- A smaller target group
- Picking the topic that interested the class
- Positive attitude of the children
- Partaking in workshops
- Carrying out surveys in the schools
- Drama representation of human rights

Linkages
- Workshops from concern on child labour
- Christmas gifts purchased through Bóthar helping women and children
- Trócaire school packs
- Irish Aid school pack
- Fair-trade Ireland resources
- Youth for human rights International website

Positive Impact On The Community
- Fair-trade tea and coffee is now served in our staffroom
- Shops are more aware of the variety of fair-trade products they can stock in their shops
- Local parents know where fair-trade products are available in the local community
- Children are more aware of their human rights

Involvement Of The Community
- Parents/Guardians of the children took part in surveys on fair-trade
- Children gave out fliers to local businesses who left them on their shop counters for customers to take
- Local businesses agreed to try and stock more fair-trade products

What The Children Said:
" I loved working on our slavery and child labour project. I like all the art we did. I
dislike the fact that some children are slaves. All of us had a great time in Kilkenny.
It was so much fun and all the stand were so interesting! I am still going to help
with what is going on the world and try to make a difference!" Alannah

" My favourite part of the project was doing the drama. I thought that was a
brilliant idea and I loved eating rice cakes with fair-trade chocolate because it
showed me that it just tasted as nice or even nicer than ordinary chocolate and it
helped people that picked coca beans get a better wage. Now I am way more aware
of what is happening on the world today. I am definitely going to try and make a big,
big difference!" Emma


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