Schools

At TRAID we recognise that young people’s voices on environmental and social issues are getting louder. We want to inspire and empower students to make more sustainable choices and to share this with their peers, networks and communities. Using interactive and experiential activities, TRAID explores the life cycle of clothes and the impact this has on the planet and people, and what can be done to change this.

Primary Schools

TRAID offers interactive assemblies that engage students in the life cycle of clothes.

We offer two different assemblies that focus on two different topic areas in the lifecycle of our clothes. These can be given separately or one after the other over a two week period.

How are our clothes made?

The making of our clothes has significant impacts on people and the planet. Students will explore each stage of the production process and how it effects people and the planet. Using a visual presentation, students will be introduced to fast fashion and be encouraged to reflect on how we are encouraged to buy more and more clothes. They will explore second hand clothes as a sustainable alternative to buying new clothes and be asked to take a second hand pledge.

What happens to the clothes I no longer want?

Many people throw their clothes in the bin because of minor damage or because they no longer fit. Through telling the story of the polyester shirt students will find out what happens when we throw our clothes in the bin. Students will be introduced to alternative options to managing clothes we no longer want or can wear through a group activity.

Secondary Schools

TRAID offers a range of interactive classroom activities to engage students on various topics relating to the production, consumption and disposal of clothes.

By focussing on the origin of clothes, we encourage students to understand how their choices impact people and the planet, at home and globally. We aim to inspire and empower students to buy and wear more sustainable clothes and promote critical thinking that challenges stigmas around buying second hand clothes.

If you would like more information on costings or to make a booking, please contact Education Programme Coordinator Hannah Fairley by email.

Stay tuned for the launch of our brand-new education programme towards the end of 2019 which will be packed with new activities and resources to inspire and generate change. Using solution driven activities, and experiential learning opportunities, we will explore and challenge our unsustainable relationship with clothes to create the next generation of change makers.