Over the last 2 weeks, Phase 3 have been learning about Fair Trade Fortnight. Children were asked to do independent research about Fair Trade and enter their presentation into a competition. Lots of children entered using many different methods and materials.
Fair trade means that when you buy products with the FAIRTRADE Mark, you support farmers and workers who are improving the lives of their local community. The Mark means that the Fairtrade ingredients in the product have been produced by small organisations that meet Fairtrade standards.
Fairtrade works to benefit small-scale farmers and workers, who are amongst the poorest groups globally, through trade rather than aid to help them to maintain their livelihoods.
Foods such as bananas, cocoa, tea and coffee are often products where we can see the fair trade mark above.
The overall winner – winning a ‘fair trade’ chocolate Easter Egg was Malikah from 4 Oak – who made an amazing folder of information all about Fair Trade and fair trade products.
The runner up was Shamari from 5 Ash, winning a ‘fair trade’ chocolate bar! Shamari made her own Fair Trade T-shirt showing the logo on the front and interesting facts about Fair Trade on the back.
All entries should be very proud of their efforts, all the pupils showed a great understanding of fair trade products and the reason behind the scheme.