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Education Service News Item

Proud to be a Fairtrade School – CEO Visit to St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School

St Bernadette’s has been a Fairtrade School for several years with Fairtrade Fortnight celebrated every year. This year the School Council Social Justice Committee invited the CEO of Fairtrade International, Mr Martin Hill, to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight with the school.

Pupils were treated to a wonderful presentation about Fairtrade and were given metallic badges of the Fairtrade symbol. To raise money for the Fairtrade Foundation the children organised various events including a Wang the Wellie Competition, a Basketball Competition and a Fairtrade Cake Sale. The children presented their learning about issues raised by Fairtrade at another fantastic assembly.

Children have learnt about Fairtrade products from around the world, they have collected wrappers from Fairtrade products and also looked at the journey and processes involved with Fairtrade footballs, tea, cocoa and bananas.  So far, around £250 has been raised for the charity.