In the Global Trade game each group had to be a different country. The children who represented Bangladesh had limited money and limited resources - but through hard work and negotiation they managed to produce good quality goods (well carefully drawn, coloured, cut-out shapes) and managed to pay off their debts and earn some profit.
Quality control in the UK was very tight. If the shapes weren't perfect they were rejected. Sometimes the price the UK were prepared to pay fell because demand had gone down for a certain shape. Some people had a tough time!
In this activity the bank could lend money to the poorer countries. It made us think about how unfair the global economy could be. But at least our richer countries (USA and Austria) were prepared to pay a fair price for labour the poorer countries offered them.
Then we had to invent a new product...
A solar powered torch that fits on the camel's head would mean night time travel for the people of Blandia would be possible.
A new communication system for the people of Leafland would involve sending signals via and ICORN phone!
At the end everyone received a certificate.
|Our visitors from the council were very interested in our marketing ideas. Some of the children were very enterprising.|