Why become a Fairtrade School?
- Because it’s only fair that the people who produce what we eat, wear and use should get paid enough to live on and a chance to improve their lives
- And no-one has to do it alone – this website signposts local and national organisations that are keen to inspire, offer support, and provide you with information
Fairtrade… for the whole school
- means the school gets local and national recognition
- supports lots of other initiatives (such as Eco-Schools, International Schools, Healthy Schools
- contributes to making the world a fairer place
Fairtrade… for pupils and students Fairtrade… for the whole school
- helps to develop lots of new skills
- has a positive influence on the school community
- is part of something that’s happening all over the country and around the world
- is fun!
Fairtrade… for teachers
- provides opportunities to enhance many areas of the curriculum and explore citizenship from a global perspective
- gives pupils an opportunity to participate and take responsibility for their decisions
- encourages critical thinking, and offers opportunities for challenge and confidence building.
- contributes to ‘Every Child Matters’ and ‘Education for Sustainable Development’ (England and Wales),
Oldham is proud to have TWO Fairtrade Schools in the Borough. Crompton House and Thorp have both received the awards that take a year to achieve.
This achievement was celebrated in a recent awards ceremony where the two schools scooped Fairtrade in Oldham certificates and a banner for their school showing their achievements.
Other schools are lining up to apply, Holy Trinity Dobcross has just submitted its evidence and is waiting to here and Greenfield Primary has registered to take part. These schools follow others across the country in pledging their support to Fairtrade by adopting a Fairtrade policy and working to attain 5 goals to gain the title of FAIRTRADE SCHOOL. Fairtrade shows the direct affect our choices can impact on world communities and is an excellent topic on it own or as part of Eco schools and the Sustainable schools framework.
If you are interested in becoming a Fairtrade school you must register on the Fairtrade schools website visit it here
For assistance and advice check out Fairtrade 4 Schools pack at www.gwor.org.uk/education