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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 tea or coffee? Or getting through the day without a chocolate fix? Many of our favourite food staples from around the world – tea, cocoa, bananas, coffee – may soon be more difficult to find on our shelves. Climate change is making crops like these harder and harder to grow. Combined with deeply unfair trade, communities growing these crops are being pushed to the brink. 

Our Fairtrade Conference celebrates farming communities – shares their challenges and successes – and looks at how we, as individuals, can make a difference by choosing Fairtrade.

Open to 12 schools to bring up to 8 students and 2 members of staff, the conference will empower people with the knowledge that choosing Fairtrade is best for people and planet. Through interactive and creative workshops students and teachers alike will both be inspired to stand up for farmers and take the messages of Fairtrade out to their school communities.

Taking the theme of ‘food’ the workshops, led by leading practitioners are:

  • Chocolate tasting and bean to bar story 
  • Poetry inspired by Fairtrade producers 
  • Art workshop deepening understanding of Fairtrade 
  • Understanding the power of the individual 

“An enjoyable, interesting and thought-provoking day. All activities enable us to learn and deepen our understanding about Fairtrade. It will help us progress towards Fair Achiever Award and Eco Schools Green Flag Award and further consolidate our learning.”

Gomersal St Marys Primary school – 2020

The cost to attend the conference is £135 per school. All students will receive a Fairtrade goody bag and each school will receive a Fairtrade football. Please email to book your school a place or click here to download the application form.

We also have a range of workshops that focus on Fairtrade foods: bananas, chocolate, tea, coffee and rice; offering a creative insight into Fairtrade and climate change. All workshops are adaptable for either KS1 or KS2, explore supply chains and discover the importance of Fairtrade with a range of child-centred activities. For our full range of workshops please CLICK HERE! Or email to book a workshop for your school.

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