Castle School Prep For Fairtrade Breaks
Pupils and staff at Castle School Prep, Cresselly, held the first Fairtrade break in anticipation of Fairtrade Fortnight last week.
Fairtrade Fortnight, 27th February to 12th March, is Fairtrade Foundation’s fun-filled highlight of the year, when campaigners, businesses, schools and places of worship show their support for the farmers and workers who grow our food in developing countries.
Pupils and staff had a Fairtrade break, a glass of Fairtrade orange juice with Fairtrade cookies, followed by a game of Fairtrade football. Fairtrade break items, and the Fairtrade football donated to the Fairtrade products are grown and produced to standards that guarantee workers have safe working conditions, using the best methods for the environment, with no forced or child labour. The extra Fairtrade Premiums paid to communities help build things like schools, hospitals, provide access to clean water and much more.
“The Fairtrade movement is made up of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in their communities for Fairtrade. We have power in our hands to choose products that ensure farmers a fair deal. All farmers deserve a decent wage for the hard work that they do. We can select items that are fair to farmers locally, and we can choose items bearing the Fairtrade Mark, to help change lives for the better.” Shared Sharron
Thanks to Kilgetty COOP, pupils selected Fairtrade items and put them into the COOP shopping basket as a reminder of how our choices change lives, and that when we come together we can change the way people think about trade and the products on our shelves. Sharron also noted that it is important to consider our local farmers.
Invited by Janet Layton, Fair Trade In Football Campaign founder, Sharron Hardwick, visited Castle School, asking them to consider the food and drinks they eat and the farmers who toil, sweat and slog to provide them. No matter how hard people work to provide the things we depend on, millions of farmers in developing countries aren’t paid enough to live on. school, were funded by Hub Cymru Africa
“We all need a break, to give us energy for the day. Workers deserve a fair break too and we can help to make this happen. Why not join thousands of others across the UK this Fairtrade Fortnight to help our friends, neighbours, colleagues and communities to put Fairtrade in their break and take exploitation out? Together we can make a difference.” concluded Sharron.
Find out more at www.fairtrade.org.uk/…/current-campaigns/fairtrade-fortnight.
Fair Trade In Football Campaign: www.fairtradeinfootball.com