FREE Twilight CPD at MDEC, 29 September 2016 : Fairtrade School Award – raising awareness of global issues through Fair Trade

In this session we will explore resources around contemporary global issues and discuss how the Fairtrade School Award can be used to raise awareness on these issues.

To book your place, please email Hannes Sundkvist mdec.hannes@btconnect.com

Why Fairtrade School Award?

Being a Fairtrade School means joining a worldwide movement where participants will have the power to make a difference. The scheme offers ways to explore global issues, especially around the supply chain of products. It also highlights how we are connected and gives opportunities for pupils to act and make a visible impact.

Aim and Session

The aim with this session is for attendees to engage further in Global Learning through Fairtrade and learn how it can be embedded as a whole school approach. The CPD will also involve discussions on how Fairtrade can be implemented within curriculum links.

Material and Resources

This session will focus on resources from producers of school material around Fairtrade and global issues that can be linked to the school award. These are: The Fairtrade Foundation; Traidcraft Schools; Oxfam Education and Stride Magazine. Resources from this session are aimed at creating an understanding of Fairtrade and how it can be introduced to pupils.

Outcome

This session will give teachers a background understanding to Fairtrade and knowledge on how to proceed with the Fairtrade School Award. Attendees will also be equipped with understanding of latest material on teaching about fair trade and how to link it  to other global issues.

More information, schedule and how to register for our ongoing CPD Sessions: http://bit.ly/2c1Rss7

Our Fair Trade Shop at 44 Union Street

Our Fair Trade Shop, selling exclusively fairly traded products and take-away coffee and tea is now open!

Due to popular demand, we have amended our trading hours.

From Wednesday 7 September, we will open as follows:

Wednesday: 9am–3pm.

Saturday: 10am–4pm.

Sunday: 11am–4pm.

We welcome volunteers – if you are interested, please contact Hannes Sundkvist or Nicholas Care 

Mdec.hannes@btconnect.com or Mdec.nicholas@btconnect.com

Please see, and feel free to share, our flyer AFW Fair Trade Shop flyer September 2016

FREE Twilight CPD at MDEC, 8 September: Refugee Issues – how to teach about the current crisis

Teaching about Refugee issues can be demanding when new material, information and figures appear constantly. This session will present various resources on the topic and equip attendees with activities that encourage critical thinking.

To book your place, please email Hannes Sundkvist mdec.hannes@btconnect.com

The Refugee Crisis

The European refugee crisis reached its peak in 2015 when over a million fled across the European boarder, and the total number of displaced around the world reached over 60 million. This means that 1 in every 113 people living on this planet have fled their homes. What roles do schools play when it comes to this global crisis? Should they serve as an information hub and encourage young people to ask critical questions about the information they are given at home and in the media every day?

Aim and Session

The aim with this session is to explore material and resources best used to teach on refugee issues. The session also encourages discussion on the best ways to introduce the topic to varying ages. We will also touch on the topic “myth and fact” and present resources that explore critical thinking around the issue.

Material and Resources

Resources and Material that will be discussed are created to give a background and understanding about the refugee crisis. The material is mainly cross-curricular and produced by Oxfam Education, Practical Action, RISC and STRIDE Magazine to name some.

Outcome

After this session attendees will be equipped with an understanding of the refugee crisis, both on a European level but also on the global scene. The session will raise teachers’ confidence in teaching on refugee issues as well as equipping attendees with the most up to date material.

More information, schedule and how to register for our ongoing CPD Sessions: http://bit.ly/2c1Rss7