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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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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! “Don’t throw it away – make something!”

“At Methley Primary School we’re launching a child led enquiry topic based on the statement: People can adapt to sustain the planets finite resources. Can you help?”   Yes we can!   All fairandfunky workshops encourage participants to look at the world around them and empower people of all ages with the knowledge that their actions […]

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“Nothing is truly recycled until it has been reused” – Guest Blog from ashortwalk

Take your own little steps to change the world with fairandfunky this Christmas! We have lots of new and exciting products in our online shop, with a range of Fairtrade, recycled and organic products to make your Christmas an ethical one. One of our new range of products comes from ashortwalk, who supply fairandfunky.com with […]

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Half Term Halloween SCRAPtastic crafts!

There are lots of Halloween crafts out there but at fairandfunky we like to share crafts anyone can do, anywhere, with any thing……   …..without costing the earth!   In all of fairandfunky workshops we use recycled materials wherever possible – cardboard boxes, scrap fabrics, old envelopes, scrap paper – everyday household rubbish. And hope […]

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fairandfunky Workshop Review: ‘Summer COOL’ with Aspirational Learning

For the beginning of the summer holidays fairandfunky joined students at Spen Valley High School and Rastirick High School at ‘Summer COOL’ with Aspirational Learning to lead workshops with a group of 10 and 11 year olds.   All fairandfunky workshops encourage participants to look at the world around them and empower people of all […]

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Fairtrade for Sustainability – A Bristol Review

We were thrilled to be commissioned by Fairtrade Bristol to re-create the logo for the International Fair Trade Towns Conference to reflect the conference theme of ‘Fairtrade for Sustainability’. The original logo by Green Hat Design combined the Fairtrade colours in speech bubbles, connected by Fairtrade products, and our logo developed this idea a little […]

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REVIEW: ‘Story Sofas’ at Holmfirth Arts Festival

During Holmfirth Arts Festival, fairandfunky placed four sofas in the streets of Holmfirth – inviting people to look at the world around them a little differently. To sit down, stop for a while, and watch the world go by. Festival-goers were encouraged to: – Have a blind date with a book at the Sofa of […]

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Story Sofas – Let Holmfirth tell you a story

During Holmfirth Arts Festival four sofas make their home on the streets of Holmfirth – inviting people to look at the world around them a little differently. To sit down, stop for a while, and watch the world go by.   We have taken sofas heading for the tip into fairandfunky HQ (not literally – […]

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Explore the Outdoor Classroom with fairandfunky

Schools across Kirklees are taking to the school grounds to join fairandfunky in a new range of workshops for the outdoor classroom.   All fairandfunky workshops encourage students to look at the world around them and to think about the steps they can take to change the world. The new outdoor workshops look at the […]

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Story Sofas Shopping List!

Next month we launch our ‘Story Sofas’ project with Holmfirth Arts Festival – putting sofas in the streets of Holmfirth; inviting people to stop, look, and listen to the world around them; and to let Holmfirth tell you a story!   As with all fairandfunky projects ‘Story Sofas’ involves a lot of recycling, up-cycling and […]

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100 days till Bristol Fairtrade 2015!!

It’s exactly 100 days until Fair Trade campaigners and organisations head to Bristol to explore ‘Fair Trade for Sustainability’ at the 9th International Fair Trade Towns Conference.   To celebrate Fairtrade Bristol are hosting a blogfest, this is our contribution:   Sustainability and Fairtrade are two of fairandfunky’s favourite things! We deliver a range of workshops […]

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Change The World With An Egg Box!

During February half term fairandfunky joined students on the NCS scheme at The Zone in Huddersfield to lead workshops with a group of 16-18 year olds.   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 […]

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What’s in Your Wallet? A Fairtrade Fortnight workshop

To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight fairandfunky joined the Leicester Fairtrade Schools Conference to host a creative ‘What’s in Your Wallet’ Workshop with over 60 children.   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 […]

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SCRAPtastic SHARKS! Wet Weather Craft with fairandfunky!

With lots of weather warnings for the weekend we thought you might enjoy another SCRAPtastic wet weather craft from fairandfunky!   All you need to make a SCRAPtastic Shark Catcher is: an old plastic bottle, scrap paper, bottle tops, string and glue.   Make sure your plastic bottle is clean and then carefully cut the […]

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Christmas SCRAPtastic Crafts!

The Christmas holidays are here! And as there are still 5 days to go before the big day we have put together a few little Christmas SCRAPtastic 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 […]

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Recycling Crafts for Crafty Recyclers!

Looking for a simple craft to keep little fingers busy this Summer holiday? Then look no further than this!   Mask making is one of our favourite SCRAPtastic crafts and one of the easiest crafts to make. You can make any mask you like – pigs, dinosaurs, monsters, princesses, sheep, masquerade, cows or aliens! You can find […]

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