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Don’t Throw It Away, Make Something! SCRAPtastic after school club!

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.  And thanks to funding from the Longley Farm Fund  via the One Community Foundation we started the Autumn […]

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The Bike That Takes Little Steps to Change The World

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. Thanks to our partnership with Stafflex we were able to deliver a special smoothie bike workshop for schools […]

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Change The World With An Egg Box at East Morton CE Primary School

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; both locally and globally. We were delighted to be invited to East Morton CE Primary School to kickstart the Year 5 topic ‘Is […]

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FREE footballs for Yorkshire Schools

Thanks to our partnership with Suma Wholefoods we’re able to offer schools in Kirklees and Calderdale a subsidised Fairtrade workshop!   BOOK TODAY and your school will pay just £75 for a Fairtrade workshop* AND receive 4 Fairtrade Footballs for your school (total cost is usually £200).   If you would like to take advantage […]

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Secondary Schools Fairtrade Conference 2020

Pleased to announce the fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference for Schools will be back at Honley High School on Wednesday 4th March 2020; bringing together Secondary Schools from across Yorkshire to ignite enthusiasm and interest in both pupils and teachers for local and global sustainability.   The conference will link with the Eco-Schools programme and Fairtrade Schools Award, providing […]

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Sustainable Schools Conference shares little steps to change the world!

The fairandfunky Sustainable Schools Conference on Friday 7th June at IMWS Centre in Batley, welcomed schools from across Yorkshire to celebrate World Environment Day and learn about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in fun, creative and engaging ways giving innovative ideas and inspiration for teachers and students to take learning back to the school environments and […]

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2020

BOOK NOW FOR FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2020 AND RECEIVE AN EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!   We’re delighted to announce the dates for our innovative and creative Fairtrade Conferences for Primary Schools. ALL schools are welcome to join us at one of the following events:   Friday 28th February – Halifax Minster – click here to download a […]

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SCRAPtastic Showcase!

We’re delighted to bring the very first fairandfunky art exhibition to Temporary Contemporary at Queensgate Market in Huddersfield  until end of May 2019.   SCRAPtastic Showcase brings together a collection of artwork made in SCRAPtastic workshops across Kirklees. In all SCRAPtastic workshops only recycled items are used, with the rallying cry: “Don’t throw it away, […]

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Let’s Go Green…….Bright Green!

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.    Thanks to funding from The Bright Green Community Trust (One Community Foundation) we have developed a special […]

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Be an Agent for Change! Fairtrade Fortnight Conference Review

Everything we do has an impact – everything we wear, everything we eat, everything we use, is made by somebody somewhere. In our busy lives it is easy to forget about the people behind our products, but during Fairtrade Fortnight we are challenged to stop and think about farmers and producers around the world; and […]

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Fairtrade goes to Parliament – MPs back Fairtrade Fortnight campaign for cocoa farmers

We were pleased to hear that our MP, Thelma Walker, was able to attend the Fairtrade Fortnight event in Parliament and hear directly from a Fairtrade cocoa producer. Many thanks to Mark Dawson – National Campaigner Committee representative for Yorkshire – for this report and photograph.   More than 70 Members of Parliament met farmers from […]

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Mayor of Kirklees visits Fairtrade Conference!

We were delighted to welcome Gwen Lowe, Councillor for Batley West, and The Mayor of Kirklees to our Fairtrade Conference for Secondary Schools at Honley High School during Fairtrade Fortnight. Her closing remarks at the close of conference were perfect and deserve to be heard by all:   “Being the Mayor and consort of Kirklees […]

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Get Social This Fairtrade Fortnight! #SheDeserves

During Fairtrade Fortnight fairandfunky host Fairtrade Conferences for Schools; inspiring delegates with innovative workshops that ignite enthusiasm and interest in both pupils and teachers to maintain awareness and understanding of Fairtrade and how it can be taught within busy classrooms. The events wouldn’t be possible without support from local businesses who think global and act […]

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Go Green at the fairandfunky Sustainable Schools Conference 2019

Bookings for the fairandfunky Sustainable Schools Conference on 7th June 2019 at Al-Hikmah Centre (IMWS) in Batley are NOW OPEN!   “Children and staff have always come back from a fairandfunky conference buzzing with ideas and knowledge……..an excellent way to engage our children with crucial world issues of sustainability.”     Alex Beaumont, Headteacher at Meltham C of […]

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The Radclyffe School Change The World with Fairtrade

We are all connected. There is a person behind the products we use everyday – the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the things we buy. The consumer choices we make every day have an impact on people and planet.   At The Radclyffe School in Oldham, over 100 students took part in a […]

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The Future Belongs to The Organiser!

In September we were lucky enough to be involved in the Just Trading Scotland ‘Producer Tour’ with Webster and Howard, rice farmers from Malawi. Chair and Vice-Chair of the Kaporo Smallholder Farmers Association (KASFA) respectively, they were touring the UK to share their experiences of life in Malawi, and how partnerships with Just Trading Scotland […]

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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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SCRAP that Plastic

FREE SCRAPtastic Book for each school booking! An interactive and creative workshop that delves into the world of plastics; discovering the history and uses of plastic and how to combat the environmental problems of plastic the world faces today. The workshop looks at recycling in depth with brilliant child centred activities throughout the session. The […]

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Chocolate and Fairtrade

‘Chocolate and Fairtrade’ is a thought provoking workshop, adaptable for either KS1 or KS2 and takes students on the journey of cocoa, exploring supply chains and discovering the importance of Fairtrade.   “A fabulous workshop detailing all the people and processes involved in how chocolate gets from bean to bar; students were engaged throughout the […]

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Smoothie Bike

The Smoothie Bike workshop is a brilliant way to kick-start conversations on healthy eating, Fairtrade, energy, waste, and recycling. It is an excellent resource to demonstrate how we are all connected to the things we do, the food we eat and the actions we take; and how our consumer choices can change the world. In […]

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Feed the Birds

Explore the outdoor classroom with a creative ‘Feed the Birds’ workshop connecting Science and Art, inspiring children to look after their local environment. Students engage in role play and educational games on biodiversity, food chains and food webs; participants take part in an interactive quiz, and create a recycled juice carton bird feeder.   The […]

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Environmental Art

Explore the outdoor classroom with an ‘Environmental Art’ workshop connecting Science and Art, inspiring children to look after their local environment. Students engage in role play and educational games on biodiversity and habitats; participants take part in an interactive quiz, and create both an environmental artwork and a recycled art frame.   The workshop is […]

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Bug Hotels

Explore the outdoor classroom with a creative ‘Bug Hotels’ workshop connecting Science and Art, inspiring children to look after their local environment. Students engage in role play and educational games on biodiversity, food chains and food webs; participants take part in an interactive quiz, and create a bug hotel from recycled materials for use at […]

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SCRAPtastic Elephant Mobiles

SCRAPtastic recycling workshops inspire creativity in students of all ages and abilities. In each workshop students discover the importance of the 6 R’s (rethink, refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle) through interactive activities; and create individual artworks from recycled materials. Click here to see the full range of SCRAPtastic recycling workshops.   SCRAPtastic Elephant Mobiles is suitable for early […]

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SCRAPtastic Recyling

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Fairtrade SCRAPtastic

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Coffee Break

Fairtrade SCRAPtastic are innovative creative workshops introducing Fairtrade to early years and KS1 or deepening knowledge and understanding with KS2. In each workshop students discover the importance of Fairtrade to farmers around the world and create individual artworks from recycled materials to carry the Fairtrade message out of the classroom. Please click here to see the full […]

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Fly the Fairtrade Flag

Fairtrade SCRAPtastic are interactive and creative workshops introducing Fairtrade to early years and KS1 or deepening knowledge and understanding with KS2. In each workshop students discover the importance of Fairtrade to farmers around the world and create individual artworks from recycled materials to carry the Fairtrade message out of the classroom. Please click here to see the […]

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Time for Tea

Fairtrade SCRAPtastic are interactive and creative workshops introducing Fairtrade to early years and KS1 or deepening knowledge and understanding with KS2. In each workshop students discover the importance of Fairtrade to farmers around the world and create individual artworks from recycled materials to carry the Fairtrade message out of the classroom. Please click here to see the […]

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Love Fairtrade

Fairtrade SCRAPtastic are interactive and creative workshops introducing Fairtrade to early years and KS1 or deepening knowledge and understanding with KS2. In each workshop students discover the importance of Fairtrade to farmers around the world and create individual artworks from recycled materials to carry the Fairtrade message out of the classroom. Please click here to see the […]

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