Primary 6/7 have been learning about how different groups of people are paid in the banana trade. We split into 5 groups (banana workers, plantation owners, shippers, shops and supermarkets and importers and ripeners) and found out about their roles.
If a banana 🍌 cost 30p we had to decide how much of each 30p should go to each group. It was difficult to decide and in the end we thought that the banana workers should earn the most – 8 p, but we were shocked 😳 to find that despite all the work they do, they only get 1p in every 30p. And that’s why Fairtrade is so important.