Fairtrade Council

Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 25th February until 10th March this year and so is straight after half term!

This year’s campaign is about ensuring that cocoa farmers are paid fairly for their work and are able to live a dignified life.

Can you “Bake with a Difference” for Fairtrade?

We will be having a competition to see who can bake the tastiest cake or biscuits with the most delicious Fairtrade ingredients. If you want to enter please collect a form from the office from Friday 15th February.

Please bring in your cakes on Monday 4th March when they will be judged and prizes awarded.

At 2.30 pm on that day our Mini Vinnies will host a Big Brew Coffee Afternoon when the cakes will be available to buy.  Please come along and support Fairtrade!

 

Play Fair for Fairtrade!

Today, our Mini Vinnies presented an assembly about footballs and Fairtrade.  We have recently bought some Fairtrade footballs and rugby balls and wanted to tell everyone about why we bought them. Did you know that  40 million footballs are made every year? Also 3 out of every 4 footballs are made in Pakistan in villages around Sialkot. Many of the balls are stitched by hand and an experienced stitcher can make up to 5 a day. The stitchers do not earn enough to feed their familes and send their children to school.

However, a stitcher making a Fairtade football earns almost twice as much per ball as they do for a non-Fairtrade football. In addition, some of what you pay for the football goes to health, education and business projects that aim to help the families earn a living wage from stitching

Sadly, only 5 out of every 100 footballs are Fairtrade balls and if more people asked for Fairtrade balls, Talon and other football makers would be happy to make them and pay their workers a living wage.

Choosing today to buy Fairtrade is  a very good way for us to say thank you for all the good things we have.

 

Year 1 – Fairtrade Day

Today Year 1 celebrated Fairtrade as part of Fairtrade fortnight. The children were encouraged to come to school in fairtrade colours and enjoyed a range of fun activities. These included a fairtrade tuckshop, fairtrade swap and making lots of different things! Year 1 even used some fairtrade fruit to make their own delicious fruit kebabs!