Global Learning Programme Wales

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 (27 February to 12 March) aims to help understand sustainability, interdependence and fairer, more equal trading conditions for producers. This year, Fairtrade Fortnight’s theme focus is ‘Fair Trade Breaks’, reminding us to ‘put Fair Trade in your break, take exploitation out’. As global consumers, our choices – not only in food, but also in clothes, etc. – affect people from all over the world. How can we produce and consume goods in a fairer, more ethical and sustainable way?

The Global Learning Programme Wales has produced this resource based on work by the Development Education Centre South Yorkshire (DECSY) for GLP. It is designed to support teachers wishing to develop their pupils’ knowledge of interdependence, global trade and fair trade, while offering opportunities to consider the concepts of fairness, rights, sustainability and how individuals can make a difference.


Learning about trade and fair trade progression grid to support planning and teaching about trade and fair trade, from Foundation to Key Stages 3/4

Fairtrade Fortnight Resources

History of cocoa activity for Key Stage 3

History of cocoa timeline from the Maya to today