Here at Miriam Lord we are hoping to achieve Fair Trade School Status. This means that the school fully supports Fair Trade, uses Fair Trade products where possible and promotes the Fair Trade label. Today we held our first Fair Trade steering group meeting with representatives from Year 5 and 6. Fair Trade means that millions of farmers across the world get a fair price for what they sell and a little extra – a Fair Trade premium. The farmers can use this extra money to help improve their communities by building access to fresh water, or sending their children to school.
Our group came up with lots of fantastic ideas on how our school can promote the use of Fair Trade such as making posters, selling Fair Trade products in school, using our school blog and writing letters to shops, persuading them to sell more Fair Trade products. We will be regularly updating this page with progress on our Fair Trade journey
Are there any other schools who either have or are working towards the Fair Trade Status?
Can anyone think of any Fair Trade products they have seen in the shops?
What suggestions could you make for our steering group?