Welcome to the learning activities section of the website. There are many more learning activities contained in the members' toolkit, but we want to share with you a sample here. All of the activities have an emphasis on team-building as well as having fun!
Trading Trainers game – 15 people
Explore the way unfair trading and unstable economies directly affect the lives of ordinary people in developing countries. Players in this activity take on the role of people who make trainers (running shoes) to survive in very difficult circumstances! (NB - for those in the USA - maybe this game could be called 'Swapping Sneakers!')
This simulation game can be played and enjoyed by all age groups. The game illustrates how it is possible to work really hard for a living and still be poor. The aim of the game is for your family to survive by making the trainers.
The game is set in an imaginary shanty town in Latin America where small family businesses are selling to the local market.
Minimum 15 people and will take approx 1.5 hours. All materials and instructions can be downloaded from:
Paper bag game
What can you survive on?
A quarter of the world’s population live in extreme poverty. Many work very long hours in terrible conditions just to make enough to stay alive. They often survive on less than £1.30 per day. Could you survive for one week on £1.30 a day? Perhaps this is something your group could do for a challenge. Keep a diary for each day – how much you ate, how much you spent, how you felt. Keep in
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Ethics in business learning activities
Everybody’s business is an interactive resource was developed by our partners at the Cooperative College and gives a look into ethics in business. Everybody's Business is based around the journey, from producer to consumer of four everyday products and looks at 'Sourcing it, Making it, Selling it, Moving it, Using it'
By exploring interactive scenes, discover where and how a typical mobile phone, an outfit, a fast-food meal and a holiday are produced. Activities, case studies, videos and background information discuss the ethical issues surrounding not only the producers of these items and their communities but the implications for the environment and the planet.