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Meet fairandfunky friends! (Blog #14)

Our blog series to meet fairandfunky friends continues. We’re loving finding out a little bit more about the people we work with, and how they take little steps to change the world – we hope you are too. The words people share confirm that we choose great partnerships! This week we welcome Mr. Crouch from […]

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SCRAPtastic Stories – Someone Swallowed Stanley!

We love our range of SCRAPtastic Stories workshops and were delighted to end last half term with a SCRAPtastic Story workshop at Holmfirth J&I School. SCRAPtastic Stories workshops were designed to teach early years and Key Stage 1 children about sustainability, the environment, and a sense of responsibility. We are never too young (nor too […]

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Don’t throw it away, make something!

All fairandfunky workshops encourage participants to think about the world around them. We deliver a range of workshops in schools to develop knowledge and understanding on climate change, sustainability, Fairtrade, and the environment, using innovative activities to raise awareness, encourage learning and inspire motivation. Our SCRAPtastic Recycling workshops for schools are one of our favourites […]

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Change The World With an Egg Box!

We were delighted to join Year 3 at Pocklington Prep School this month to run our ‘Change The World with an Egg Box’ workshop linked to their spring term topic ‘Who cares about the environment?’  A perfect session to explore the role and responsibilities we all have in looking after our environment, climate change, and […]

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Meet fairandfunky friends! (blog #13)

Our blog series ‘meet fairandfunky friends’ gives you the chance to find out a little bit more about the people we work with, and how they take little steps to change the world. The words people share confirm that we choose great partnerships! This week we take our SCRAPtastic workshop for families to Hive Cafe […]

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Meet fairandfunky friends! (Blog #12)

Our blog series to meet fairandfunky friends continues. We’re loving finding out a little bit more about the people we work with, and how they take little steps to change the world – we hope you are too. The words people share confirm that we choose great partnerships! This week we welcome Nemi from Stafflex […]

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SCRAPtastic Stories: Rosie Revere Engineer

The perfect creative workshop to introduce recycling and waste to early years and KS1 children. The workshop begins with interactive storytelling of ‘Rosie Revere Engineer’ by Andrea Beaty. Students will discover resilience, creativity, imagination, and the power of self-belief as Rosie invents wonderful gadgets and gizmos. Each student will then make their own gadget and […]

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Sustainability Steps

A creative workshop for KS2 children that explores climate change, global warming and carbon footprint, discovering the impact of individual action and how to combat the environmental problems the world faces today. A range of brilliant child centred activities throughout the session include: an interactive quiz, active discussion around Carbon Footprints and creating individual artwork […]

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Warm Space Wednesdays

At the end of 2023 we were approached by the manager at Holmfirth Tech to ask if we’d be interested in running some of our recycled craft workshops for adults. Funnily enough, this had been something we had been discussing as we’ve witnessed how many parents love the SCRAPtastic craft sessions just as much (if […]

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Sustainability Steps

Sustainability Steps is our new workshop looking at the impact we all have on our planet everyday and how we can take action to make our impact on the world around us a green and sustainable one. We have piloted these workshops in schools across Kirklees and Calderdale thanks to support from Suma Wholefoods, as […]

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Local Businesses Come Together to Shout About Sustainability!

We love working with like-minded organisations to increase our reach and impact in schools, so are thrilled to announce we’re teaming up with Elland-based organic, vegetarian and vegan wholesaler Suma Wholefoods to spread the word about sustainability across Kirklees and Calderdale. The aim of the partnership is to promote sustainable lifestyles both in terms of […]

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Back to school with SCRAPtastic after school club

We often get asked about what we actually do in SCRAPtastic after school clubs so we thought we’d ask our current club members to help write a little blog all about it. We ‘interviewed’ Mollie, Evie, Oliver, Artie and Isra in the final SCRAPtastic club of 2023 and these are their replies: What is SCRAPtastic? […]

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Meet fairandfunky friends! (blog #11)

Our blog series to meet fairandfunky friends continues. We’re loving finding out a little bit more about the people we work with, and how they take little steps to change the world – we hope you are too. The words people share confirm that we choose great partnerships! Today we welcome Nigel Kaye from Suma […]

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Meet fairandfunky friends! (blog #10)

Meet fairandfunky and friends is our new blog series (can we still call it a new blog series now we are on number 10?!) to get to know the people we work with and how together, we all take little steps to change the world. Today we welcome Lisa Jagger to the blog to answer […]

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Meet fairandfunky friends! (blog #9)

Meet fairandfunky and friends is our new blog series to get to know the people we work with and how together we take little steps to change the world. Today we welcome Tanya Noon to the blog to answer our questions….. Who are you, where are you from and what do you do? I am […]

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Flying High with SCRAPtastic Stories

All fairandfunky workshops encourage participants to look at the world around them and empower people of all ages with the knowledge that their actions can have a positive impact on the world around them; both locally and globally. Recycling is one simple way in which each of us can take little steps to change the […]

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Meet fairandfunky friends! (blog #8)

‘Meet fairandfunky and friends’ is our new blog series to get to know the people we work with, and how together, we take little steps to change the world. Today we welcome Sharron from Give A Few Words…to the blog to answer our questions. Take a read and discover how little steps of kindness spread […]

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Keep it fairandfunky when you shop at the Co-op!

Have you heard the news?! We are thrilled to have been selected as a local community cause from the Holmfirth Co-operative store for our work with young people around climate action! And the BIG NEWS is when you head here: https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/82027 you can choose us as your local cause WHEREVER YOU LIVE! The Co-op Local […]

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Meet fairandfunky and friends! (blog #7)

‘Meet fairandfunky and friends’ is our new blog series to get to know the people behind fairandfunky and how we take little steps to change the world. Today we welcome fairandfunky director Julie Tweedale to answer our questions…… Who are you, where are you from and what do you do? I’m Julie Tweedale from Slaithwaite […]

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Meet fairandfunky friends! (blog #6)

‘Meet fairandfunky friends’ is our series of blogs to get to know the people behind fairandfunky, the people we work with, and how together we take little steps to change the world. Today we welcome fairandfunky director Janet Bebb to the blog to answer our questions…… Who are you, where are you from and what […]

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Recycling Workshops at Hillside Primary to celebrate Recycle Week!

What better way to celebrate recycling week than with not one, but TWO SCRAPtastic workshops at Hillside Primary School in Huddersfield. Our innovative SCRAPtastic recycling workshops inspire creativity in students of all ages and abilities as students discover the importance of the 6 R’s (rethink, refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle) through interactive activities. “fairandfunky were […]

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Meet fairandfunky and friends! (blog #5)

‘Meet fairandfunky and friends’ is our new blog series to get to know the people behind fairandfunky, the people we work with, and how together, we take little steps to change the world. Today we invite fairandfunky director Hannah Tombling to the blog and ask her to answer our tricky questions….. Who are you, where […]

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Holme Valley Green Week!

Holme Valley Green Week brought the Holme Valley and wider community together to share ideas, take action and engage in creative activities empowering people to take their own little steps to change the world. The different activities created opportunity for knowledge sharing and to make plans for future collaborative action to combat climate change in […]

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Meet fairandfunky and friends! (blog #4)

‘Meet fairandfunky and friends’ is our new blog series to get to know the people behind fairandfunky, the people we work with, and how, together, we take little steps to change the world. Today we welcome fairandfunky director Rose Condo to the blog as she answers our questions….. Who are you, where are you from […]

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It’s time to REduce, REfill, REuse, REpair and REthink!

As part of Holme Valley Great Big Green Week we have been working with young people in local schools, sharing ideas of how we can all make a difference with the decisions we make – where we shop, what we buy, how we travel, what we wear. We’re all called to RECYCLE, and so we should. […]

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Meet fairandfunky and friends! (blog #3)

‘Meet fairandfunky and friends’ is our new series of blogs to get to know the people behind fairandfunky, the people we work with, and how together, we take little steps to change the world. This week is Holme Valley Green Week so the perfect time to welcome our friend Sian from Holme Valley Climate Action […]

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Meet fairandfunky and friends! (blog #2)

Welcome to our new series of blogs: Meet fairandfunky and friends! Each week we’ll introduce people who we work with and who inspire us, asking them to share little bits of information about themselves and how they take little steps to change the world. It’s seems right to start the blog series off by introducing […]

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Meet fairandfunky and friends!

It’s new start to the school year for many so we thought it would be a good time to launch our new series of blogs: Meet fairandfunky and friends! Each week we’ll introduce people who we work with and who inspire us, asking them to share little bits of information about themselves and how they […]

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fairandfunky friends receive Eco-Schools Green Flag!

We love seeing the work that goes on in schools to inspire young people to take their own little steps to change the world and are thrilled to hear that Diamond Wood Community Academy have been awarded the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award. We have worked with Diamond Wood for a number of years, in fact […]

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Holme Valley Green Week is coming….

Inspired by The Climate Coalition’s Great Big Green Week* fairandfunky are hosting the first ever Holme Valley Green Week from 25th-29th September 2023. Climate is the current buzz word. Whether that’s climate change, climate crisis, climate emergency or climate denial. There is no escaping the talk about the climate, the environment, our world. It’s in […]

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