The chocolate trade game

Years 5 and 6 continued their learning on economic activity and trade links this afternoon. They used atlases to locate the countries that are top producers of cocoa as well as the top consumers ( and were not surprised to see the UK in at number 4!)

They were then all assigned roles within the chocolate manufacturing chain. Some were farmers and others worked in factories or for supermarkets. They then had to make and sell cocoa beans and chocolate bars while bargaining over price and dealing with supply and demand issues.

They soon realised that all was not fair across the groups and we discussed the challenges faced by independent farmers and smaller companies.