What an action packed Fairtrade Fortnight we have had this year!
Ethos group presented an excellent Worship thinking about where tea comes from and how buying FT tea can make a huge difference to the tea producers.
Reception Class read the Fairtrade Charlie and Lola book and talked about how important it is for farmers to get a fair price and what that meant. They also looked at cocoa pods growing and the beans being picked and dried AND how the factory mixes the beans with sugar and milk to make chocolate. If that wasn't enough they learnt to look out for the Fairtrade symbol!
Year 1 focussed on where in the world Fairtrade products are imported - comparing farming home and abroad and fair prices for all farmers.
Year 2 learnt about Pablo the banana growing in Clolumbia and designed leaflets to encourage people to buy Fairtrade, explaining how it helps farmers.
Year 3 wrote Kennings poems about Fairtrade
Year 4/5 as part of their Enterprise Topic worked in business groups to design and sell a Fairtrade product. They had Marketing managers, sales managers all aimed at making a profit and promoting Fairtrade to the whole school community. A great event with over £100 raised.
Year 6 used statistics to compare the situation in Malawi, Mauritus and the UK for sugar farmers.