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LATEST NEWS - MARCH 2016

 

Fairtrade Fortnight! Fairtrade fortnight takes place during this week and next week; it started on the 29th February and ends on the 11th March. On Wednesday 2nd March we held an assembly, all about where the Fairtrade money goes and who grows these fruits. We had two special guests watching our assembly Reverend Meriel and Ken Chippendale who have visited our school during Fairtrade fortnight last year. 

 

Presented during assembly were the two awards our school have gained, which are FairAware and FairActive. We have been working towards these for the past three years. Our next target is to achieve the FairAchiever Award.

 

Our school is holding a tuckshop today and Friday 11th March. Children can bring in 10p-20p to buy produce from the tuck shop. 

We thank Mrs Pym for all her hard work.

 

Written by Paige Smith and Cerys Williams on behalf of the Fairtrade Committee

* Our school has a dedicated Fairtrade committee in year 6, which changes each school year. A Fairtrade afternoon was held in June 2014 to mark the handover from the old to the new committee, and included a ‘Bake sale’ showing off their entry to the Fairtrade Foundation 20th anniversary celebrations.

* We held a Fairtrade Friday Tuck Shop which the children ran with a minimum of assistance, and also a stall at our school Christmas fair.

* We are also carrying on with the ‘90kg Rice Challenge’ (fairly traded Kilomber rice obtained through Just Trading Scotland). So far we have sold 86kg, which include sales to parishioners of the Cathedral Parish.

* Earlier in the year children in the Oak class (in which the committee children are based) concentrated on Fairtrade as one of the topics for the class's literacy lessons. As an exercise in letter writing, the children wrote a letter to Tesco to thank them for donations that had been made towards their Fairtrade raffle at the Christmas Fair.

* We marked Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 with assemblies about Fairtrade and two Fairtrade Friday Tuck Shops.

* Fairtrade tea and coffee are now available in our staff room.

* It was good to welcome Reverend Meriel Chippendale to our school during Fairtrade Fortnight.

* The committee would like to acknowledge the support given by the Fairtrade Shop on St John's Hill for supplying produce.

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