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Fairtrade Fortnight 2009
West Kirby Primary School ran a poster competition to encourage pupils to think about fairtrade and its impact on people in poor countries. The staff at Wirral Environmental Network judged the competition and Cheryl commented 'We found judging them inspiring, interesting and difficult as there were so many good posters. After much thought and debate we picked Mark Kattakayam as the winner. We thought the poster showed a good balance of artistic flair and relevant information.

West Kirby Primary is commited to becoming a fairtrade school knowing it helps guarantee a better deal for farmers and workers in the developing world and is an excellent chance for people to make a real difference whilst having fun.

Please ask us
  • We can provide one-off lessons or assemblies on FairTrade for your school
  • Black Gold DVD - now available on loan from LA21 Network

What is the aim of this site?

  • To provide a guide to the Fairtrade Schools Scheme run by the Fairtrade Foundation
  • To explain Wirral Environmental Network and what support it offers to schools.
  • To help with resources, a fair trade directory and useful website links.
  • To give guidance on introducing Fairtrade into school life for teachers and other education providers.

What is Wirral Environmental Network?

An environmental education charity, (Registration No. 1068306) set up to promote and facilitate ethical and environmentally friendly lifestyles.
The Fairtrade in Schools coordinator is Cheryl Buxton, email: cheryl@la21.net

We were formerly known as Wirral LA21 Network, and during the transition period, you may find either name used on this website.

Where are we based?

Sandon Building,
Falkland Road,
Wallasey, CH44 8ER.
Tel: 0151 639 2121 fax number 0151 639 4826
Website: www.la21.net
Email: info@la21.net

What support do we offer to schools?

  • Twilight or daytime workshops for staff.
  • Work with individual staff to discuss ideas and resources.
  • One-off sessions with pupils in assemblies and classroom.
  • Resources and expertise for Fairtrade stalls or events.

"We do not inherit the earth
from our ancestors,
we borrow it
from our children"

(Native American Proverb)


This Fairtrade in Schools pack received funding from the Local Network Fund, and support from Wirral LEA Humanities Advisors, the Fairtrade Foundation, Cheshire DEC and Liverpool Fairtrade Schools Project.

Images are the copyright of the Fairtrade Foundation or Wirral Environmental Network..

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