The Fair Trade team at St Joseph’s Secondary School in Laverstock have been working extremely hard this year to promote an awareness of Fair Trade in their school. They have been committed to selling Fair Trade products every Friday in school and were very successful at selling gifts for Christmas.
The team meet every Tuesday with Miss Brogan to discuss their plans and decided to run a Fair Trade fun day during Fair Trade Fortnight to raise awareness of Fair Trade and raise funds to support the small hold farmers who are producing the food. Activities involved guessing how many sweets are in the jar and selling Fair Trade products, including Easter Eggs.
A competition was also held among the houses, a Malteser challenge in which a Malteser had to be rolled from the end of a tape measure into someone’s mouth. The pupil’s soon found out it wasn’t as easy as it sounds, but had fun trying to complete the challenge nonetheless.
A speaker from Fair Trade was also invited to the school during Fair Trade fortnight to help educate Year 7’s about why Fair Trade is so important. On the 8th March 2016, the school applied for the status of the Fair Active Award for the school and were successful in their application.
Miss Brogan is incredibly proud of the work of the Fair Trade team in helping the school to achieve the award as it proves their dedication to and compassion for such a worthy cause.