Sweatshops school resources

In 2012 we produced a set of free, adaptable resources to engage school students on global issues surrounding the London 2012 Games.

The activities in the pack are still relevant and can be used to highlight sweatshop issues today.

Resource pack

Some of the questions examined are: Where is Olympics merchandise made? How have sweatshops travelled from London’s East End to Bangladesh and other countries over the years? How are we linked to the people who make our clothes?

And importantly: what can young people do to be part of a positive, localised campaign in support of sweatshop workers?

We have designed activities with KS4 in mind but they are also adaptable to KS3.

  • Perfect for Citizenship, Humanities and geography teachers
  • Provides an East London link to issues around sweatshops and the Olympics
  • Short, fun, easy classroom activities
  • Links to 1-3 minute films on the issues
  • Campaign posters, action cards, stickers and badges

Email nidle@waronwant.org to request your pack today!

Have a look at what year 10s did at George Green school, East London.

You can also order free materials on all our campaigns.

Latest news

The Women of Marikana

17 August 2017 - 10:00am

The Women of Marikana will no longer be ignored

SARANEL BENJAMIN writes on the fifth anniversary of the massacre and the fight for justice in the Morning Star


THIS August marks the fifth anniversary of the Marikana mining massacre.

During the month of August in 2012, 37 miners were killed — 34 were shot down by the South African police on a single day.

Read more

Electronic Intifada: EU funds firm supplying Israel with banned cluster weapons

11 August 2017 - 11:15am

The EU admits that Israel systematically violates international law through its military occupation and attacks on Palestinians, yet continues to reward the Israeli government and arms companies with research money, contracts and trade deals that feed its war machine, War on Want says.

Read more

Join the conversation

Marikana women speaking at packed @StrikeARock screening now Join their protest tomorrow #London #Justice4Marikanahttps://t.co/7JZ4VBzkw5 2 days 20 hours ago
"You strike a woman you @StrikeaRock" Don't miss the launch screening tonight. #RememberMarikana Free tickets:… https://t.co/WGiTfDbuZ8 3 days 2 hours ago
Tonight we screen this powerful story of sisterhood & resistance since the #MarikanaMassacre @StrikeARock Tickets:… https://t.co/glwQU0rHI6 3 days 6 hours ago