Pupils at Crompton House School toasted Fairtrade Fortnight by welcoming a guest Rosa Helena Lopez de Soto all the way from Columbia . Rosa grows her coffee beans in the remote heights of the Andes
Crompton House became a Fairtrade School in September 2008. We were the first school in Oldham to gain this status and this was the end result of a years hard work. We established a Fairtrade Action Group and drew up a number of ideas. We held monthly meetings and one of the first tasks was to stock Fairtrade Juices in the vending machines. We also stock THIRSTY PLANET water. (ethical water)
During Fairtrade Fortnight we held a daily Fairtrade Café selling Fairtrade hot chocolate, Fairbreak bars plus other Fairtrade products. We also held a Coffee Morning, all proceeds being donated to Action Aid. A Fairtrade Hamper was raffled off and proceeds donated to Traidcraft.
Mr Douglas also ran an evening session with St Mary’s Beaver Group. The boys played a simplified Trading Game to show the inequalities in Global Trade. All boys received a Fairtrade Goodie Bag, donated by First Foods.
Fairtrade is covered in around 4 subject areas, notably Geography, PSHE, RS and ICT and it is hoped that other students will get involved in future events. A Social Enterprise Day was held for Year 8 pupils last summer where students learnt about Fairtrade and social enterprise schemes.