An innovative new online course has opened this week to enable people to explore the link between fashion and Fairtrade and act upon their findings.
The course is run by People and Planet, the UK’s largest student campaigning network, and culminates with students creating their own video to help a campaign or put online.
It is split into two parts, Explore and Act, each of which requires 40-60 minutes per week to complete over three weeks. The Explore module opened this week and runs to the beginning of June; the Act module opens at the end of May and runs to the beginning of July.
Although the course is aimed at GCSE and A level students working with a tutor, Emma Cockburn, People and Planet’s Education Outreach Officer, is enthusiastic about older independent learners taking part.
She told Sideways News: “It’s about getting people who would not think about campaigning to get involved” adding that older participants would bring a different background and knowledge to the course blogs.
This is the second Write To React course People and Planet has run and it forms part of their Wear Fair campaign.
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by Chris Milton