Our Global Family: Fairtrade

Our Fairtrade work helps us think about our Christian value of ‘justice’.
We have been committed to Fairtrade work since making a pledge in 2012

Fairtrade Conference, Fairtrade Fortnight

Each year we attend the schools’ Fairtrade Conference at Leeds University during Fairtrade Fortnight.

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Fairtrade Workshops

Leeds Development Centre explores the work of a cocoa farmer with Years 5 and 6 as part of their topic of ‘Chocolate’.

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Hand to Mouth Ministries helps each class to think about  ‘Our Wider World’ with Fairtrade workshops and a reflective ‘journey’

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National Fairtrade Award

In 2015, our Fairtrade work won first place in the national competition for the ‘Margaret Demidecke Award’. We were delighted to be presented with this and a cheque for £350.

fairtrade award

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Going Bananas-Fairtrade 2014

The theme of Fairtrade 2014 was bananas. Each class found out about Fairtrade, from baking chocolate and banana muffins to sewing pyjamas for bananas to earn a ‘fair’ payment and in assemblies, we thought about the values of ‘justice and fairness’.

We held a ‘Going Bananas’ day which included the whole school singing ‘Bananas of the World Unite’, having a Fairtrade lunch, making bunting and taking part in lunchtime banana themed games led by our ‘Banana Bandana Gang’. Mrs Jolly even dressed as a giant banana!

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‘Fairtrade Fun’

All classes contributed their Going Bananas work to a ‘Fairtrade Fun’ magazine.

Class 2 made a humorous video to explain what Fairtrade is and this was retweeted and viewed around the world!

 

Fairtrade MPs Workshop, London

Our Fairtrade work continued with a group of children taking part in a Fairtrade workshop at the Houses of Parliament in February 2014 and the opportunity to meet our local MP to ask about Fairtrade. We took the opportunity to give out our magazine and were delighted to receive letters from a number of MPs who read it, including leader of the opposition, Ed Miliband.

 

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Fairtrade Blog
To celebrate World Fairtrade Day we were asked to share some of our thoughts and experiences of celebrating and promoting Fairtrade. These were published as a guest blog by Fair and Funky, a community interest company who promote Fairtrade, sustainable and ethical products. Read it by clicking here:

http://www.fairandfunky.com/be-inspired-this-world-fairtrade-day/
Our Fairtrade Pledge-2012

In 2012, Year 5 and 6 children made a video asking for the Governing Body to support their work focusing on our global community by supporting Fairtrade.

They also held a Fairtrade Cafe with all proceeds going to the charity Actionaid. The cafe was held in the church and all parents were invited to come and support the pledge towards Fairtrade status for the school.

The children enjoyed serving Fairtrade coffee, tea and hot chocolate as well as some tasty cakes and buns.

Click the link to see the article from the Wakefield Express.   

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Wakefield Express - Fairtrade Cafe