Inspiring co-operative enterprise through education
Primary Level Resources
Co-operative skills for learning, life and work
The Co-operative Games: Succeeding together
This interactive online resource explains the concept of “common wealth”, the links to co-operative values and principles and how it can help achieve the 4 characteristics of the Curriculum for Excellence. The resource is available to use online and as a PDF; you can access both here: The Co-operative Games: Succeeding together.
The Co-operative Farm to Food Cycle
This interactive, online resource guides students through the farm to food cycle from the perspective of co-operatives.The resource is available to use online and as a PDF; you can access both here: The Co-operative Farm to Food Cycle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Download from www.enterprisevillage.org.uk.
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.
Download from www.enterprisevillage.org.uk