Where next for Fairtrade in your school?

Where next for Fairtrade in your school?

Join this practical lively workshop to help get started on Fairtrade at school (or even to refresh and reinvigorate the topic for you, your colleagues, and pupils).

This workshop will give you everything you need to know about the new Fairtrade Schools Award, and you will take away lots of ideas about how to embed Fairtrade into the curriculum, showing progression from Early Years to Key Stage 2 and making Fairtrade become part of the school ethos.

Aims of the course:

  • Learn about what the Fairtrade Mark stands for, and explore together what ‘fairness’ means in the context of trade and consumption
  • Learn about the three-stage Fairtrade Schools Award, and be able to begin the journey towards becoming a ‘FairAware’ school
  • Meet ‘Fairtrade Thea’, a teddy bear who will take your children on an imaginary journey to discover Fairtrade chocolate.
  • Pick up activities for embedding and consolidating Fairtrade in the  classroom
  • Take away fresh ideas for involving the whole school and wider community

"Working towards and gaining the Fairtrade status award has changed the way we think about school life for the children, staff and governors. Children and staff bring Fairtrade products for snacks and in packed lunches, we look for Fairtrade products for meetings and cookery lessons and are working with the kitchen providers to source Fairtrade products. The children are also trying to source Fairtrade cotton school uniforms! Fairtrade issues are discussed from governor level down in school now, and it has a much higher profile than I ever thought it could!"

Nic Ashby, St Catherine’s CP School, Penrith

“Really great session; fun, pacey and active. I enjoyed it a lot and will act on it too. Thank you!” Teacher from St Mark’s, Kendal


By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Explore values and perceptions
  • critically engaging with some of the big ideas, and
  • generate and share practical ideas for use in the classroom, and during community events such as assemblies with parents.