St Lawrence School is now a Fair Active School, having received its award this week. Children and staff at St Lawrence have been celebrating Fair Trade Fortnight with a range of exciting activities. They have learnt a lot about Fair Trade using the classroom resources available on the Fair Trade website; they also enjoyed mixing up the classes and taking part in fun games and activities over one afternoon.
Both supermarkets in the town were very welcoming and after a talk, allowed the children to do a Fair Trade ‘Treasure Hunt’. The children left with Fair Trade chocolate and bananas which were very well received!
Our Fair Trade Ambassadors have run a quiz in their classes – with winners receiving a Fair Trade bar of chocolate! We have also seen some fantastic examples of Fair Trade homework this week.
Our celebration of Fair Trade culminated in a Festival at school where parents and governors were invited into school to find out what the children had been learning. They were then welcomed to the Fair Trade Café hosted by our Year 5 class in the hall. Our Fair Trade Ambassadors were very pleased with how the fortnight went with all that they had planned. They are now busy promoting the Fair Trade Real Easter Egg in school ready to get orders in in time for Easter!
FAIR TRADE ADVENT CALENDARS AT ST LAWRENCE SCHOOL!
Following our work on our Fair Trade Aware Award, we now have Fair Trade Ambassadors who meet to discuss how we can do more to promote Fair Trade in our school and community. This Advent, we worked with our Fair Trade Parish of the Resurrection Rep, Jo McGregor, to create a school order of Fair Trade Advent Calendars. Here are some of the children with their advent calendars. The Fair Trade Ambassadors aim to continue to develop the message of Fair Trade and put in an order for Real Easter Eggs at Easter!
In April 2016, we were awarded our first Fair Trade Fair Aware Award. As a school we took part in Fair Trade fortnight, invited parents into a Fair Trade Café and learnt about what Fair Trade means. We also invited parents to purchase the Real Easter Egg at Easter. At the end of the Fair Trade Fortnight we elected Fair Trade Ambassadors who will form part of our RR Council. These Ambassadors will work as that council to gain our next Fair Trade School Award.