CELEBRATING FAIR TRADE FORTNIGHT 2018
As a Fair Active School, the Fair Trade Ambassadors wanted to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight for the third year running. For two weeks, the children learnt about Fair Trade in their classes and then had a mix-up morning where different year groups had fun doing activities such as creating a huge Fair Trade banner.
The children also got out and about in the community with Year 4 visiting Waitrose and Year 5 visiting Sainsbury’s. Waitrose gave us a bag of Fair Trade goodies which we were able to raffle at our new monthly Fair Trade cafes run by the PTA. The raffle raised nearly £100! The Co-op have also offered to keep us stocked up with Fair Trade tea, coffee and sugar for our monthly cafes so thank you to Waitrose and Co-op.
We had visiting speakers in – Rev David Hinks and Mrs Jo McGregor came and talked to Key Stage 1 about Fair Trade and the impact it has on farmers and their families. Year 6 were treated to a session of playing Gamelan at Amery Hill School. We rounded the fortnight off with a Fair Trade Festival where parents were invited into the classes. They then went to the Fair Trade café where the Year 5s served drinks and cakes and shared their knowledge of Fair Trade.
From now on, we are going to be holding monthly Fair Trade cafes run by the PTA which is an exciting venture for St Lawrence CE Primary School. Our other Fair Trade goal, currently being a Fair Active School, is to achieve the third and final award – being a Fair Achiever School.