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Climate Change, Climate Action!

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; both locally and globally. Climate Change, Climate Action looks closely at how we are all connected – that where we shop, what we buy, what we […]

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Make a pledge for the planet this new year…

The New Year always brings new resolutions and promises for new beginning and new starts. Our friends at Holme Valley Climate Action Partnership are doing things a bit differently to bring new hope for the planet in 2023 so we invited them to our guest blog: “The start of a new year is a great […]

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Review of the year!

Who can really believe it’s the end of another year?! And what a year it has been for fairandfunky. We have to admit that the pandemic took its toll on us, and it’s been hard work getting back on our feet, back doing what we love – running workshops in schools and in the community. […]

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2023

Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 runs from 27 February to the 12 March and we are kicking off proceedings with the return of the fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference for Primary Schools on Friday 24th February. The message for Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 is simple: Choose Fairtrade now and help save our Fairtrade foods. Can you imagine breakfast without a […]

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The Wonderful Gift of Letters

Here at fairandfunky we regularly volunteer with Give A Few Words….. We love getting creative and writing letters of positive cheer for members of our community. As ‘Give’ launch their big #LettersForChristmas appeal we invite Sharron Wilkinson to our guest blog: “Writing “positive uplifting letters” to people you don’t know may sound a bit of […]

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SCRAPtastic Subscription Box FAQ

We’re delighted to finally be able to offer a SCRAPtastic Subscription Box so you can make amazing SCRAPtastic creations at home. You can sign up to a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription and the first box you receive will always include a copy of SCRAPtastic book. Before you click here to order your subscription […]

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Guest Blog: Be Inspired to Green Your School

We were so impressed with the presentation by Hepworth Junior School at the Youth Climate Conference in Huddersfield last month we asked them to share their eco achievements in this weeks guest blog. It really struck us what a big difference you can make to your local and global environments just by making little changes. […]

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Guest Blog: Meltham Eco Council review of Climate Festival

We’re delighted to host a guest blog from Meltham CE Primary School’s eco-council. Sharing their experiences of attending Kirklees Council’s Climate Festival: “On Tuesday 11th October 4 of us went on a trip to Kirklees College for Kirklees Council’s Youth Climate festival. There were presentations from 2 schools. Newsome Academy talked about becoming an Eco […]

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Our Climate Our Voice

Last week we joined schools from across Kirklees at The Young People’s Festival – organised by the Kirklees Council Climate Change team, the aim of the event was to bring students together to build on climate conversations with young people, so they feel heard and understand they play a big part of the council’s vision […]

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Don’t Throw it Away, Make Something!

This half term we have been running SCRAPtastic after school clubs at two local schools with Year 1 and Year 2 students. SCRAPtastic after school club is all about encouraging little ones and their families to think about household waste – how to reduce it, how to reuse it and how to recycle it. Each […]

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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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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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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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Play Fair!

A brilliant and engaging workshop this Fairtrade football workshop enables participants to discover more about the people who make Fairtrade footballs in Pakistan and how Fairtrade makes a difference in supply chains. The workshops is suitable for KS2.   “Interactive, engaging and age appropriate the Play Fair! Workshop provides lots of relevant information linking to real […]

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How fairandfunky Is Complying With The New GDPR Privacy Policy.

The GDPR EU privacy policy is due to commence on the 25th May 2018. Please read the following blog which outlines our new Data Policy detailing how fairandfunky use your data.   Personal data is collected for marketing purposes – newsletters, email updates and general correspondence.   The data is collected on paper and electronically.  It […]

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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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RICE CHALLENGE! How a bag of rice can change the world…..

Did you know that a rice farmer from Malawi needs to sell 90kg of rice to be able to afford to send their child to school for a year?   Next week, inspired by Just Trading Scotland we launch the “Harvest Rice Challenge”: we aim to sell 90kg of rice three times over to change the […]

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‘Change the World’ – Save Our Bees!

As many of you may know, bees are dying worldwide by the millions. At fairandfunky we think this is terrible news, as bees are a very important part of our ecosystem. Often, bees get exhausted buzzing about, so sometimes they need a bit of reviving.   Last week we came across a dying bee, and […]

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