Fairtrade Fortnight 2017

27th February - 12th March

Fairtrade theme 2017

We enjoyed learning more about Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight 2017. This year’s theme is “It’s time to put Fairtrade in your break”.

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Monday 29th February – Sunday 12th March: FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT!!!!!!  The theme this year is “It’s time to put Fairtrade in your break”

This is what we got up to:

Fairtrade Fortnight: Fairtrade display provided for Fairtrade event in Truro. Our display identifies Fairtrade products and where they are produced around the world.

Tuesday 28th February: Brian Terry led an assembly for the whole of the school. He  introduced this year’s theme “It’s time to put Fairtrade in your break”, and reminding the children about the principles of Fairtrade and why we have chosen to be a Fairtrade school. Brian Terry is the Camborne town Fairtrade representative and actively involved in maintaining our town’s prestigious status of being a Fairtrade town.

Brian's assembly

The school enjoyed learning about Fairtrade and Democracy, which supported our understanding about British Values as well as Fairtrade! We learned about the importance of ‘having a voice’ or voting, so that important decisions reflect how most of us believe. In school, we vote for our school councilors. The the school council represents our school. When we are 18, we will be able to vote for country representatives, to make important decisions for our country that reflect our views. Fairtrade Foundation supports farmers to work together as a co-operative and make decisions for the good of the community or group of farmers.

We also learned about ‘ethics’ – Fairtrade supports farmers to farm ethically’, so that our world is looked after as well as the farmers. This reflect the message of our Pope in ‘Laudato Si’

Brian Terry reminded us where around the world Fairtrade supports farmers. every time we buy a Fairtrade product, we are helping poorer people in poorer areas of the world.

Friday 24th February: Fairtrade tuck shop items were delivered. The Fairtrade tuck shop was open daily during Fairtrade Fortnight at morning breaks from 10.30 – 10.50. The School councillors and Eco warriors ran the tuck shop, led by Mrs Richards. They were supported by Mrs McLoughlan. The total amount raised during Faritrade fortnight was over £400!!! Brian Terry was delighted with the amount raised!

tuck shop money

Tuesday and Wednesday 7th and 8th March: Y3 and Y4 spent the mornings at Tesco, learning about sustainability. This included considering the benefits of Fairtrade, and seeing what Fairtrade items are on sale in Tesco.

Friday 10th March: We celebrated the end of Fairtrade fortnight with a Fairtrade day! Brian Terry spent the day with us.  In the morning, he spent time speaking to and answering Ks2 questions about Fairtrade.

Brian and Y3 and 4 Brian and Y5 and  6

In the afternoon, the children led a celebration assembly. Every class shared their Fairtrade learning. Lots of parents joined us.
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Following this, Y3 led a Fairtrade coffee and cake afternoon. Lots of families and parishioners joined us and helped us raise an amazing 146.90 for Fairtrade coffee afternoon for all parents and parishioners. Thanks to the Y3 parents who helped make this event possible – baking and providing Fairtrade goodies, and being wonderful (and hard working!) in the kitchen.

coffee and cake 1 coffee and cake 2

Remember…… last year, we achieved the highest Fairtrade award – we are a Fairachiever school!! We remain the only Fairtrade school in Camborne.

Please use the link below to visit the Fairtrade site to find out more about this foundation.

Fairtrade Foundation