Inspiring co-operative enterprise through education

Primary Level Resources

Co-operative skills for learning, life and work


Co-operative: The Invisible Giant

This interactive, multimedia resource guides students and teachers alike through the history of the co-operative model of enterprise and its role in the 21st century. The purpose of co-operatives in a community sense is also covered in detail. This resource contains exercises, discussion topics and can be used as part of your CPD.

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Health for Wealth

An informative and enjoyable resource pack which combines healthy eating with co-operation. Developed and designed with specialist input from two Primary teachers currently working within Scottish schools. You can download this resource free of charge, or contact us to buy a hard copy.

Front cover of 'Co-operate for Change'

Co-operate for Change

A resource pack on fair trade, which examines where our food comes from. Includes case studies, games and activities; ideas for action and checklist for making your school fair-trade friendly; teaching resources, lesson plans and workshops. This resource can be obtained free of charge from the Co-operative College.

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Enterprise with Ethics

This resource pack for Scottish secondary schools is a stimulating teaching aid, which promotes ethics within enterprise in schools. The pack includes co-operation and leadership activities as well as co-operative and social enterprise case studies. You can download this resource free of charge, or contact us to buy a hard copy.

Green FingersGreen Fingers

A resource for schools wishing to set up a Greenfingers horticultural Young Co-operative.

Greenfingers involves students in gardening through school plots and allotments. It explores practical and ethical challenges in producing food and plants, considering issues such as where food comes from and its environmental impact. Schools have incorporated Greenfingers into their curriculum in areas such as Science, Maths, Food Technology, Citizenship and Art and Design.

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The Recon Young Co-operatives model enables students to set up and run an enterprise focusing on waste management and the three ‘R’s of ‘reduce’, ‘reuse’ and ‘recycle’. The accompanying Recon pack provides practical, step-by-step manufacturing guides, such as how to make jewellery and paper from waste.

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