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Paper Bag Challenge

P6/7 have been working in ‘family’ groups to imagine they are paper bag makers on the streets of Kolkata, India. Each group has to try to earn their living by making the bags. The activity gave us an idea of some of the pressures that force children into work and look at the economic systems that exploit vulnerable communities.

At the end of our session we counted up our money and worked out what we could afford to buy. For some groups there wasn’t even enough money to buy necessities (food) for each family each day.

Child labour affects lots of children all around the world.

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