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RE Week - Autumn Term

The Paper Bag Game

A quarter of the world’s population live
in severe poverty. Many work long hours
in poor conditions just to earn enough to stay alive, often surviving on less than £1.30 per day. With this money they have to pay for everything – food, clothes, somewhere to live, school and medicines when they get sick.

The object of the Paper Bag Game is to show how people work so hard, yet earn so little. Using real cost-of-living prices and wages, players can get an idea of how they would manage if they had to survive making and selling paper bags.

For every ten bags made, you would earn 1 Rupee.


See how our children got on.


They had 20 mins to see how many they could make!