Sunday, 12 March 2017
Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 took place from Monday 27th February to Sunday 12th March. To mark the occasion at Presdales there was a Fairtrade assembly and PSHE session, and the staff held a Fairtrade break time. There were also Fairtrade snacks on sale at lunch from Monday 6th to Friday 10th March and £121 worth of Fairtrade products were sold (£12 profit was sent to the Fairtrade Foundation). The following is a write-up by Anthe Beston in 8P.
14 Days for a Difference
Fairtrade is an organisation that focuses on better prices/wages, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers. With Fairtrade it allows communities to have control over their future and it protects their homes. Fairtrade also educates farmers on how to preserve their land and how to deal with climate change.
Fairtrade Fortnight is an unique opportunity for us (the consumers) to show our support for the workers and farmers who grow or mine or gather our food or other Fairtrade goods in developing countries. Each year’s theme is putting Fairtrade into your break. This means that if you drink tea or coffee for your break, you can swap your regular brand for Fairtrade! If you have the chance to swap a regular item for a Fairtrade one - take that chance! Even if it is for just 14 days, it takes only 14 days for a difference.
Buying a Fairtrade product such as bananas, chocolate, sugar, coffee, gold, cotton, flowers, beauty products and tea (to name a few) is really simple, just look for the Fairtrade symbol!
This year in Presdales, Fairtrade snacks were available to buy outside room 30 from 1.10 every lunch form Monday 6th to Friday 10th March. Fairtrade puts farmers at the heart - so for 14 days, everyone can.
Anthe Beston, Year 8
The photo above shows staff taking part in the Fairtrade break time.
This photo shows volunteers from Year 7 selling Fairtrade snacks at lunch.