St Joseph’s are proud to have achieved the Green Standard FairAware Award.
In order to achieve the award there were two audits for the school to complete – learner audit and teacher audit, these are designed to raise awareness of the importance Fair Trade within schools and encourage participation both in and out of the classroom.
The learner audit asked young people about their knowledge, attitudes and opinions of the world around them. The teacher audit gave an overview of what already happens in school around Fairtrade – from teaching and learning to Fairtrade products, including where Fairtrade products are used or sold around the school.
A FairAware Learning Challenge, was then completed with Year 8’s where they developed an understanding of where cocoa is produced and the importance of the fairtrade in ensuring the producers are paid fairly for their product.