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SCRAPtastic Stories: The Girl Who Planted Trees

The perfect workshop to introduce environmental awareness to early years and KS1 children. The workshop begins with interactive storytelling of ‘The Girl Who Planted Trees’ by Caryl Hart. Students will discover the importance of planting seeds and trees and the power of the individual when looking after the planet. Each student will then make a […]

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Climate Action, Climate Change

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, food mapping around the globe, pollution activity, and seed […]

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SCRAPtastic Stories: Tidy

The perfect workshop to introduce biodiversity and environmental conservation to early years and KS1 children. The workshop begins with interactive storytelling of ‘Tidy!’ by Emily Gravett. Students will discover the importance of looking after local environments and the value of trees. Each student will then make a gorgeous tree mobile from recycled materials – inspired […]

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SCRAPtastic Stories: 10 Things I can Do to Help my World

The perfect workshop to introduce sustainability to early years and KS1 children. The workshop begins with interactive storytelling of ’10 Things I can Do to Help my World’ by Melanie Walsh. Students will discover the power of the individual and all the little steps they can take to change the world – from recycling, planting […]

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SCRAPtastic Stories: Nature’s Tiny Miracle

The perfect workshop to introduce the wonder of bees to early years and KS1 children. The workshop begins with interactive storytelling of ‘Nature’s Tiny Miracle Bee’ by Britta Teckentrup. Students will discover the importance of bees and the wonder of our natural environment. Each student will then make a beautiful bee and flower mobile from […]

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SCRAPtastic Stories: The Beeman

The perfect workshop to introduce the wonder of bees to early years and KS1 children. The workshop begins with interactive storytelling of ‘The Beeman’ by Laurie Krebs and Valeria Cis. Students will discover the importance of bees and how they make honey and pollinate flowers, fruit and vegetable. Each student will then make a brilliant […]

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SCRAPtastic Stories: Somebody Swallowed Stanley

The perfect workshop to introduce the problem of litter in our seas to early years and KS1 children. The workshop begins with interactive storytelling of ‘Somebody Swallowed Stanley’ by Sarah Roberts. Students will discover the impact of plastics in the oceans and the little steps we can all take to make a difference to local […]

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SCRAPtastic Stories: Too Much Stuff!

The perfect workshop to introduce waste and recycling to early years and KS1 children. The workshop begins with interactive storytelling of ‘Too Much Stuff!’ by Emily Gravett. Students will discover the importance of only using what you need, re-using and recycling household rubbish and difference we make when we all act together to make change. […]

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Sow Your Solidarity

This year fairandfunky took part in The Great Big Green Week – an initiative from the Climate Coalition and the UKs biggest ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature. We held a Great Big Green Get Together at Holmfirth Tech and invited our community to join us to take positive […]

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The Rice Challenge is BACK!

The fairandfunky 90kg rice challenge is BACK! It’s been a while since we last took on the challenge so we thought we’d write a little blog about why we take on the challenge from Just Trading Scotland. A couple of years ago we were lucky enough to meet Webster and Howard, rice farmers from Malawi […]

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Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival 2022!

Applications for the fairandfunky family food zone in Holmfirth Market during Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival are NOW OPEN!  Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival takes place on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September and as part of the festival team, fairandfunky manage Holmfirth Market – filling it with a range of local, independent and ethical […]

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Birthday Bonanza!

This May fairandfunky turn TEN YEARS OLD!! Ten years of running workshops, organizing events, wearing banana suits, eating Fairtrade chocolate and taking little steps to change the world. We hope that we’ve inspired and empowered some of you along the way. As a thank you for all the support and encouragement we’ve had over the […]

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‘Eco Week’ at Hepworth Junior and Infant 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 around them; both locally and globally. Recently, we were asked to deliver a series of SCRAPtastic workshops for Hepwoth Junior and Infant School’s […]

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Change the World with Holmfirth Arts Festival!

Did you know that the average family in the UK throws away 6 trees worth of paper and card every year? Recently fairandfunky worked with students from Denby Dale First and Nursery School, on a piece of artwork to display in New Mill Community Garden for ‘Art in the Garden’ with Holmfirth Arts Festival, centred […]

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Change the World with an Eggbox 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 looking at energy […]

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Competition Terms and Conditions

The fairandfunky competition is open to legal residents of the United Kingdom only Entrants must be 16 years of age or older as of their date of entry in this promotion in order to qualify This competition is run by fairandfunky CIC solely and has no external official sponsors or partners  By entering this competition […]

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Recycle, Re-Forest, Reduce – A SCRAPtastic Forest!

Did you know that an average family uses approximately 6 trees worth of paper and card each year? That’s a whole forest of trees in one family’s lifetime! During Holmfirth Arts Festival 2020, fairandfunky teamed up with local school children to create a series of SCRAPtastic trees made from paper that would normally be thrown […]

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Fairtrade Conferences Review 2020

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 take action […]

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Small Steps Change The World

It’s Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 and as usual we are SHOUTING about the fact that supporting and buying Fairtrade is a little step to change the world. And we invite our friends and Fairtrade Fortnight Conference Sponsors Social Progress to the guest blog to share the steps they take……..   Hello! We’re Social Progress Ltd. We […]

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Stafflex and fairandfunky promote the environment, recycling and Fairtrade in local schools

For the past few years fairandfunky have worked closely with local recruitment agency Stafflex to bring sustainable initiatives to schools and community events across Kirklees. We’re delighted to have strengthened our partnership with new and exciting plans for 2020.   As an avid reader of our blogs you will know that we are based in […]

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Four Minutes to Change The World with Swap Shop Sew!

Last month fairandfunky headed to Huddersfield Soup to support Upcycle Fashion pitch for Swap Shop Sew – our partnership project, currently based in Holmfirth. Huddersfield Soup gives you just four minutes to pitch your proposal…..so please take four minutes to read Julia’s script and discover what Swap Shop Sew is all about and how YOU […]

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THANK YOU! To the Holmfirth Co-op Community

A  MASSIVE and very sincere THANK YOU to all who supported fairandfunky as a local cause with The Co-operative over the last 12 months.   It is a brilliant initiative that clearly demonstrates that little steps make a big difference! Every time you shopped at The Co-operative and used your little blue card when buying […]

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Fairtrade and Footballs – Let’s Play Fair

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.  Thanks to a partnership with Suma Wholefoods we’re working with schools to deliver a special workshop all about footballs, […]

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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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