Being a Fairtrade School

As a catholic school, we believe it is really important to support those around the world who are less fortunate and to ensure that our children are educated in how they can make a difference in the world.

In 2010 we started our work to become a Fairtrade School. In 2011 we gained Fairtrade School status and now hold the Fair Achievement Award.
Becoming a Fairtrade School means joining a worldwide movement- a movement where young people learn that whatever their age, they have the power to make a difference in the world.It offers a great opportunity to look at global issues such as where our food comes from and how we are connected to people around the world.

It offers a great opportunity to look at global issues such as where our food comes from and how we are connected to people around the world. During our Fairtrade fortnights, children across the whole school learn about different food products and how buying them can help combat poverty, support economies and ensure that we are building a sustainable future for all of us. When we are teaching about Fairtrade we find that it fits many differenct curriculum areas, especially RE, Geography, Citizenship and PSHE.

We are now registered on the Fairtrade School Directory.

Fairtrade Group 2020/2021

Heather, Ava, Ben, Matthias, Alex, Dejon, Alexis, Finley, Emily, Matthew Lynch, Nataniel and Zachary

Fairtrade Group 2019/2020

Fairtrade Leaders: Angelina and Taanya

Toni, Cara -Jessie, Matthew A. Asher, Luka K, Nick, Mia, Ruby, Joshua and Maks

Fairtrade News September 2019

Members of our new Fairtrade Group strengthened our links to the Parish by supporting the annual Macmillan Coffee morning.

Well done to Luka, Asher, Ruby and Mia!

Fairtrade Group 2018/2019
Fairtrade Leaders: Ailbhe and Francesco
Will, Anthony, Sophia D, Oliver, Deya and Eden

Fairtrade News September 2018
Today Francesco, Eden, Will and Deya from our Year 6 Fairtrade Group helped at the Macmillan Coffee Morning in the Parish. They helped to organize the raffle and were a great help clearing crockery! As part of our Fairtrade Group the children work to promote Fairtrade products and spread the message of Fairtrade within school and the local community. They wore their Fairtrade T shirts with pride!

Fairtrade News February 2019

During Fairtrade fortnight all classes learnt more about Fairtrade. Our Reception class joined with Year 6 to focus on the Fairtrade logo.

Our Year 6 Fairtrade Group visited The Wroxham School to spread the Fairtrade message. They spoke to the Year 5 and Year 6 classes who enjoyed hearing about Fairtrade and took part in a Fairtrade Quiz organised by our group.

Fairtrade Fortnight Break Time Banana and Biscuit Bar

What is Fairtrade?

Fairtrade is a simple way to make a difference by thinking carefully about our everyday choices. It’s about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for small-scale farmers.

Farmers and producers in the developing world – and some closer to home – are often the ones who bear the costs and risks of trade, while global companies make the profits.

Fairtrade products such as cocoa, sugar, fruit, cotton, and thousands of other top quality goods have been bought by companies for sustainable prices. This ensures that the world’s poorest growers and producers are able to earn a decent living and have a little extra to put back into their communities.

Fairtrade facts

  • More than 1.65 million farmers and workers in 74 countries now get a better deal from Fairtrade
  • Over 500 Catholic parishes across England and Wales are certified Fairtrade
  • One in every three bananas sold in the UK is Fairtrade