Build a Tower game

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An unfair game to learn about Fair Trade


Newspaper, straws, scissors, sticky tape


Give one team at least one newspaper and a roll of sellotape. Give the other team only a pile of straws, 3 small pieces of sellotape and a pair scissors. Ask the teams to construct the highest freestanding tower they can in 5 minutes. Halfway through you could introduce the rule that the straw team may only use straws half the length of the original ones.


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