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Leeds DEC educating for a just and sustainable world

Cotton farming in action!

Workshops are inspirational and good fun and they also develop teacher perception of the global dimension curriculum.

Deputy Head, Lindley Infant School

Sock puppets help pupils cotton onto Fairtrade

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Workshops

Our hands on, engaging workshops on Fairtrade and other topical global development issues are differentiated for all Key Stages.

100% of our workshops have been rated good or outstanding by teachers

Our workshops develop school SMSC requirements and enhance many curriculum areas (English, Maths, Art, Geography..) as well as offer a unique contribution towards Enrichment Days.

Please email educationteam@leedsdec.org.uk for more details.


New Workshop Brochure!

Contact us to recieve a PDF copy of our colouful new workshop brochure

Contains information about all of our workshops, from KS1 to Post-16

See photos from each workshop, quotes from teachers and pupils, comprehensive information about the curriculum links, and booking details

Please email educationteam@leedsdec.org.uk for more details.


NEW! Agents of Change

English, Citizenship

Differentiated for KS 2 and 3

This workshop uses case studies of local as well as famous people around the world who have taken action to improve the world we live in. Perfect for stimulating discussion on racial equality, fair trade and makes a great addition to Black History Month. Includes one week's free hire of the Global Advocate Exhibition.

Please email educationteam@leedsdec.org.uk for more details.


NEW! Climate Change Champions!

Science, Technology, Maths

Differentiated for KS 3 and 4

Exploring the principles of sustainable development this practical, active workshop embeds Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and shows how careers in these fields can contribute to a better world. Pupils create a floating garden for Bangladeshi floodplains.

Please email educationteam@leedsdec.org.uk for more details.


FIFA Fever!

Maths, Geography, Citizenship

Differentiated for KS 2 and 3

A fresh look at the working practices behind the World Cup. Includes an alternative âfootball game,â Philosophy for Children methodology and T- shirt creativity.

Please email educationteam@leedsdec.org.uk for more details.


Beyond Chembakolli

Geography, Art and Design, English

Differentiated for KS 2 and 3

Want some inspiration in presenting modern, urban India in a child friendly way? This workshop uses interviews with children from a range of different backgrounds in Mumbai which relate to children's own experiences in the UK. Includes beautiful recycled craft creating.

Please email educationteam@leedsdec.org.uk for more details.


Be a Cocoa Farmer

Geography, Citizenship, English

Differentiated for KS 1, KS2 and KS3

This workshop, created in collaboration with the makers of Dubble Bar, uses imaginative props to teach students about the life of Cocoa farmers in Ghana, how the cocoa bean is produced, transported and processed, and how buying Fairtrade chocolate makes a difference to small scale farmers in poorer countries

Please email educationteam@leedsdec.org.uk for more details.


Cotton onto Fairtrade

Geography, Citizenship, English, Design and Technology

Differentiated for KS 1, KS2 and KS3

Sock puppets demonstrate the journey of cotton! This workshop uses the creation of sock puppets to teach students about the journey of cotton, the benefits of Fairtrade and the life of the people involved in the supply chain.

Please email educationteam@leedsdec.org.uk for more details.


How cool is your mobile phone?

Geography, English, Citizenship

Differentiated for KS 3 and 4

Lively and engaging workshop which takes you from the fate of gorillas in the Congo as a consequence of coltan mining, across to the rainforests of Malaysia and Ecuador, using role-play and creative activities to focus on sustainable development and global citizenship.

Please email educationteam@leedsdec.org.uk for more details.


Our workshops can also be viewed on several online directories

School Workshops - Find Primary & Secondary Workshops for Schools - www.findschoolworkshops.co.uk

Please email educationteam@leedsdec.org.uk for more details.


Workshop Feedback

Cocoa farming in action!

The children were really engrossed and enjoyed all the activities.It gave them an excellent introduction to Fairtradeperfect! Year 4 teacher at Brudenell Primary School

“The children were really engrossed and enjoyed all the activities….It gave them an excellent introduction to Fairtrade…perfect!”  Year 4 teacher at Brudenell Primary School

New Workshop Brochure!

Contact us to recieve a PDF copy of our colouful new workshop brochure

New secondary school workshops launched!

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Cotton onto Fairtrade

"We all enjoyed the workshops- the puppets were a really good focal point to talk about Fairtrade Cotton" Yr 2 teacher at Lindley Infant School

Fifa fever!

"The mix of reflection, information and hands on practical activity was effective."  Teacher Ashville College

Fifa Fever workshop at Belle Vue Boys

"I have heard only amazing things about the workshop! ... it was the perfect beginning to the next three days, it set the tone perfectly and was exactly what we wanted. Thanks so much for putting it together! ... outstanding as always!" Lynne Ware, Belle Vue Boys' School MFL teacher

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Leeds DEC

Ebor Court

Skinner Street

Leeds, LS1 4ND

T: 0113 380 5655

E: info@leedsdec.org.uk


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