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Phoenix Primary School ‘Where We Rise to the Challenge’

Y5 are learning about slavery today...

To know what a supply chain is...

 

Mrs Irwin explained what a supply chain is by using the example of how a banana gets to the supermarket/shop from the tree. The different steps being: growing, harvesting, packing, shipping, importing, storing at wholesalers for packaging, supplying to supermarkets/shops, showing that there are several “middle-persons” between the producer and the seller.

Then, we discussed how and why slavery might be involved in part of the supply chain for a product. (Supermarkets compete with each other to offer lower prices and try to buy products more cheaply; slave labour may be involved in growing, harvesting or packing.)

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We found out that even today, slavery is involved in some parts of the chocolate industry. We read a (fictional) blog about a (fictional) new chocolate bar that a journalist has discovered used slave labour. Then, we got into groups to discuss what we could do about the child slavery involved in making this chocolate bar. So, we worked together to plan a campaign...

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Y5 interview each other about their work plans for when they are adults...

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Pyramid ranking - children order preferences in a pyramid shape with the strongest preferences at the top; each brick describes something that should make them feel happy and satisfied in their job...

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Y5 respond to statements about exploitative relationships between adults & children; between employers and workers and highlight issues of children's rights... 

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Parents have the right to ask children to do housework...

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Parents have the right to ask children to do housework...

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Children aged under 14 should never be encouraged to do paid work...

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Children aged under 14 should never be encouraged to do paid work...

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If your employer offers you more money to do dangerous work, you should refuse to do that work...

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If your employer offers you more money to do dangerous work, you should refuse to do that work...

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If you have worked an 8-hour day but still have a task to finish, your employer has the right to make you work overtime...

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If your employer mistreats a fellow worker you should speak out even though your employer might be angry with you...

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If your employer mistreats a fellow worker you should speak out even though your employer might be angry with you...

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Spring Half Term - Monday 12th - Friday 16th February 2018
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