Boys toys.


A sardine tin?

 

A Racing Car?

The buzz in the cold, London playground before Christmas was who would get the Nintendo DS. The boys are six, yet they already know the KUDOS of name-dropping brands.

The buzz in the dusty, Gambian yard before Christmas was how fast the battered sardine can with dirty string could travel, if pulled by a very fast pair of legs. The boys are six, yet they already know to desire nothing.

A true story.

There are lots of things that can be done to re-dress the balance. Choose one.

I choose this one:

http://www.fairtradelondon.org.uk/

A HUGELY uplifting video, young people and teachers talk about how naturally Fairtrade fits into the curriculum. I love the way they instinctively understand the global nature of trade!

© Suzy Rigg

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