From this starting point, they explored the concept of justice, to see how we can use our thoughts, words and actions to treat others fairly. They worked together on activities like the Banana Split Game, where they role-played different interest groups in the banana trade, delivering some fantastic pitches to set out how much they ought to be paid for their part the industry. As a result, they learnt how Fair Trade works and the benefits it delivers to different groups of people.
The children went on to think about what freedom means, and about all those across the world who can’t access their right to freedom.
Learning about human rights and peace was an important element of the Hangout, as the young people looked at ways we can build bridges between people who have differences with each other, and create ‘little chains of peace’ instead of building walls to keep out people we don’t understand.
While they learned a great deal about social justice and their own rights, the young people also had a fun-filled Hangout. Great work, Vides UK!