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RE-think, RE-duce, RE-cycle plastics in a brand new workshop!

With a NEW LOOK website comes a brand new workshop: SCRAP that Plastic!    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 […]

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SCRAPtastic Summer Craft Ideas!

Schools out for Summer and families are busy looking for ways to keep everyone entertained……look no further! Each week during the school holidays we will post a SCRAPtastic craft for you to do – all you will need is glue, scissors and bits and pieces from around the house: crafts that don’t cost the earth. […]

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SCRAPtastic Summer is here!

Schools out for Summer and families are busy looking for ways to keep everyone entertained……look no further! Each week during the school holidays we will post a SCRAPtastic craft for you to do – all you will need is glue, scissors and bits and pieces from around the house: crafts that don’t cost the earth. […]

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The Power To Change The World

Hornsea Fairtrade invited fairandfunky to join their Fairtrade Schools Conference to host a ‘What’s in Your Wallet’ Workshop and we were delighted to attend.   Throughout the workshop the students were challenged to think about the people behind the products they use and buy every day.  Beginning with a focus on chocolate, participants were asked […]

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Litter Ducks!

This Summer head to Holmfirth and discover ‘Litter Ducks’ a creative sculpture trail with River Holme Connections!   Litter Ducks remind us that we all have a part to play in keeping the River Holme litter-free. Litter pollutes the river and damages wildlife so join in the fight against litter by making a personal pledge […]

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Fairtrade Conference News!

On Thursday 7th June, The Creative Media and Studio School opened its doors for the 4th year running to schools from across Kirklees to come together to learn about the world around them and be inspired to take their own little steps to change the world with Fairtrade. And this year we had something new […]

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Secondary Schools Change The World with Fairtrade!

As World Fair Trade Day approaches we look back to Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 when Honley High School once more opened its doors to Secondary Schools from across Yorkshire at the second fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference for Secondary Schools!  The Conference brought schools together to inspire students and teachers to get involved with Fairtrade back at their […]

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Spring SCRAPtastic!

At fairandfunky we run SCRAPtastic workshops with schools and community groups, creating individual works of art using recycled materials. Our simple crafts are fun for all the family, and are affordable too. Over the Easter holidays why not have a go at making your own little egg box Spring Wreath that doesn’t cost the earth! […]

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The Power to Change The World with Swap Shop Sew!

We all have the power to change the world. The things we buy, the food we eat, the actions we take, the clothes we wear, all determine who we are; and in doing all of those things we make choices. And with those choices, comes real power – the power to change the world. At […]

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New Directors at fairandfunky CIC – Welcome Hannah Tombling

As fairandfunky embark on the next 5 years (and more!) of empowering people to take their own little steps to change the world we are thrilled to be joined by a team of new directors – ready to challenge us, work with us, grow with us and help move forward many of our fairandfunky ambitions […]

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New Directors at fairandfunky CIC – Welcome Rose Condo

As fairandfunky embark on the next 5 years (and more!) of empowering people to take their own little steps to change the world we are thrilled to be joined by a team of new directors – ready to challenge us, work with us, grow with us and help move forward many of our fairandfunky ambitions […]

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SCRAPtastic Book Launch!

It’s time to celebrate as we host a SCRAPtastic book launch party at Café Ollo in The Media Centre, Huddersfield on Monday 11th December from 5pm.   ‘SCRAPtastic!’ the book was funded by a crowd-funding campaign as part of fairandfunky’s 5th birthday celebrations. With FIVE chapters, each with FIVE crafts, the book is packed full of […]

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Fairtrade Entrepreneurs!

Year 6 at Abbey Park Primary Academy are starting a new topic this term: ‘Trade and Economics’ and fairandfunky were asked to run a ‘wow’ workshop to kick start the topic, introduce Fairtrade and put trade into practice by making things to sell at the forthcoming Christmas Fair! We leapt at the opportunity.   All […]

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fairandfunky needs YOU!

fairandfunky was established as a Community Interest Company in 2012, to deliver creative workshops to schools and community groups on issues of local and global sustainability: Fairtrade, recycling and the environment. We also run events, manage an on-line and pop-up shop, and facilitate conferences for both primary and secondary schools. As fairandfunky embarks on the […]

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The fairandfunky Sustainable Schools Conference – A Review

The fairandfunky Sustainable Schools Conference, held at IMWS Centre in Batley, welcomed schools from across Yorkshire to learn about local and global sustainability in creative workshops from Grow To School, Pockets Theatre, LoveBread CIC and fairandfunky; giving lots of ideas and inspiration to take back to school and take action!   All fairandfunky workshops and […]

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Summer SCRAPtastic!

Over 200 families have enjoyed some crafty recycling together at fairandfunky SCRAPtastic workshops this Summer!    We only ever use recycled materials in SCRAPtastic workshops – encouraging participants not to throw things away……but MAKE SOMETHING! Together we’ve made egg box wreaths, fish food mobiles, photo frames, bug hotels, masks, mobiles, planters, pen pot pals and […]

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‘Summer COOL’ with Aspirational Learning – Workshop Review

For the 5th consecutive year, fairandfunky were thrilled to once again join Aspirational Learning for ‘Summer Cool’ at Rastrick High School.   During our time at ‘Summer Cool’, fairandfunky delivered ‘Change the World with an Eggbox’ and ‘Street Paper’ workshops to over 40 children transitioning from primary school to Rastrick High School at the start […]

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Fairtrade Makes a Difference

This Fairtrade Fortnight fairandfunky host three School Conferences and in today’s guest blog we invite fellow workshop provider Fair Grounds to blog about the work they do. Over to Nina……   “Fairtrade recognises and acts upon the fact that all people, no matter where they are born deserve to be valued and treated as equal. Article 23 […]

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Half Term SCRAPtastic Craft Ideas

It’s Half Term! And it’s February, we can’t guarantee sunshine and warmth so we thought we’d give you some SCRAPtastic crafts to have a go with…..   Love Food Hate Waste? What about using your old cardboard packaging from cereal boxes, tea bags, biscuit bars and more to create hanging mobiles……   A love heart, […]

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SCRAP that year! Recycle your rubbish!

Another year, another series of SCRAPtastic after school club begins! And this year fairandfunky have a residency at NABB School in Holmfirth.   Around 20 children from reception to Year 6 join us every week to recycle their rubbish and create something new, from something old. We have made yoghurt pot puppets, plastic bottle piggy […]

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Back to School with Chocolate and Fairtrade

It’s back to school for fairandfunky! And last week we joined Beech Primary School in Huddersfield to kick start their project on Africa with a Chocolate and Fairtrade workshop.   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 […]

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Christmas SCRAPtastic Crafts

With Christmas Day still nearly a week away we’ve put together a few little SCRAPtastic Christmas Crafts ideas to keep you and perhaps more importantly, the children, occupied.   All fairandfunky SCRAPtastic crafts use recycled materials that you can find around the home: don’t throw it away – make something! You could use paint, and […]

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fairandfunky GO GREEN!

To celebrate World Environment Day 2016 fairandfunky held their first ever fairandfunky GO GREEN Conference for Schools. The conference welcomed 56 students and 14 teachers from across Kirklees to celebrate and learn about local and global sustainability in creative workshops from Grow To School, The West Yorkshire Bee Keepers Association and fairandfunky.   All fairandfunky […]

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Happy Birthday fairandfunky!

It is really important to us to empower people with the knowledge that you (yes you) can change the world – and this is what we do – in our workshops, at events, through our shop and as we network: we demonstrate that it doesn’t matter how big or how small you are – we […]

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‘Speak For The Trees’ Poster Competition

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 15th JULY – SEND ENTRIES NOW!!!   Speak for the Trees is an environmental themed poster competition hosted by Stafflex and fairandfunky, sponsored by Modu Exhibitions, and invites children AND their teachers from Schools across Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield to create an environmental artwork on the theme “Speak for the trees”.   The competition […]

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fairandfunky GO GREEN!

Following four fully booked Fairtrade Conferences for Schools fairandfunky GO GREEN in June with a conference for Primary School children on an environmental theme. And as an accredited partner of Eco-Schools England, the fairandfunky GO GREEN Conference can be used as evidence for your school to achieve Eco-Schools Awards!   The fairandfunky GO GREEN Conference on […]

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‘Around The World’ for Fairtrade Fortnight 2016!

To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 fairandfunky held TWO fairandfunky Fairtrade Conferences for Schools in both Huddersfield and Batley. The conferences were  fully booked with 170 students and 40 teachers from across Kirklees coming together to celebrate and learn about Fairtrade in creative workshops from Fair Grounds, Fair Connections, The Fairtrade Foundation, Coeur de Xocolat and fairandfunky.   Four […]

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Fairtrade Fortnight: Read all about it! Around the world with paper!

During Fairtrade Fortnight fairandfunky host TWO Fairtrade Conferences for Schools on the theme ‘Around The World’. Inspiring over 200 children to think about where products come from and who made them; empowering them to change the world.     Delighted to welcome Nina, one of our Conference workshop providers Fair Grounds to the guest blog to take you ‘Around The […]

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Half term SCRAPtastic crafts for children with fairandfunky!

One of our many mottos in our SCRAPtastic workshops is “Don’t throw it away – make something!” and as half term begins for many of us this week we’re sharing our four favourite crafts for children…..using things we throw away everyday.   Half term SCRAPtastic craft number 1 is Yoghurt Pot Puppets!   Using ‘corner’ […]

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Recycling with Divine Chocolate……..packaging!

At fairandfunky we empower people to take their own little steps to change the world. Our workshops encourage people to think about the actions you take everyday and how to change those to make a positive difference in local, and global, communities.   Our two favourite steps ANYONE can take to change the world are, put simply, to buy Fairtrade, […]

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