TRAID's educational visits consist of either school-wide assemblies or workshops for individual classes or both! Visits are adaptable to the needs, curriculum and time tables of individual schools and/or groups. Examples of activities include:
Thoughts into Action This activity shows students that their everyday actions can have both positive and negative impacts on environmental world issues.
Where Do You Stand? This is a discussion activity that aims to illustrate the similarities and differences between students' thoughts and opinions on issues such as recycling and second-hand clothes and their actual habits and actions.
How Do You Choose? The purpose of this activity is to make students more aware of their values which will help them to make more informed choices in the future.
Consequences of the Fashion Industry The purpose of this activity is for students to understand that the clothes that they wear have a greater effect throughout the world than they think.
Project Evaluation Committee This is a role-playing activity where students are asked to choose an overseas development project to support after reading actual project proposals and considering various funding criteria.
TRAIDremade Designer Task A favourite! The purpose of the TRAIDremade Designer Task is to challenge students to create a fashionable piece of clothing with minimal environmental and social costs. Students are asked to create an item of clothing using only second hand and/or recycled materials provided by TRAID.
TRAID Overview The overview addresses how TRAID was founded, its logistical operations, its staffing requirements and how it works as a charity to create a better world.
Longer Projects Run during school holidays or in the evenings over the course of a school term, TRAID works intensively with a group of students to create a complete collection of recycled clothing. With the help of a TRAIDremade designer, students are taken through the entire design process, from sketch to presentation, in the creation of their own outfits from recycled materials. The week or term culminates in a final exciting event, such as a photoshoot or fashion show, planned entirely by the students themselves.
All of the information and activities presented in the assembly and workshop correspond with the Science, Geography, Citizenship, Design & Technology and the Art & Design programmes of study within the National Curriculum. They are ideal for using as case studies for exam preparation, coursework, extension work, or simply for promoting more ethical and environmentally sustainable ideas in schools.
If you are interested in hosting one of TRAID's educational visits, please contact Lyla Patel on 0208 733 2591 for more information!
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