Sweatshop Reenactment 30/05/19

In English, Year 5 have been reading, ‘Kick,’ a story about a boy from Indonesia who dreams of becoming a footballer but starts working in a sweatshop making football boots.

A deeper look into this topic exposed the harsh reality of sweatshops around the world. So, in order to delve deep into the character of Budi, a sweatshop was set out in class to mimic the working conditions of sweatshop employees.

Making shoes by cutting out templates and sewing them together with wool.

The Big Boss watching over the children, ensuring they do their job right.

At the end of this activity, pupils said that they felt tired and that their experience was still much different to the real sweatshop workers’ who would have to do this for much longer hours, throughout the week and with very little pay.