Ideas for Children
Congratulations on all the hard work you have done for Fairtrade.
Give yourself a pat on the back. Here are some ideas that others have done in their school. Its a long list so take a deep breath.
You may like to try some of these out in your school.
• Get a group of you to meet once a term or every month to discuss Fairtrade activities for each term. Maybe ask a member of the school council to be present.
• Chat to the school cooks. Does the catering company use any Fairtrade Products?
• Ask the Head teacher and other staff if they use Fairtrade refreshments when they have meetings, visitors or parents evenings. Make a poster for the office so that everyone knows the refreshments are Fairtrade.
• Chat to the PTA so that in all events like Quiz nights, race nights or coffee mornings Fairtrade refreshments are used. Fairtrade wine is available!
• Let the Governors know about Fairtrade.
• If you are linked with a local church see if they run a Fairtrade stall after services. Make a poster for the church or invite them in to an assembly.
• Survey local shops, supermarkets or cafes to see what Fairtrade products are available.
• Work with teachers on an assembly to let all the school know the good things about Fairtrade. Check out www.fairtrade.org.uk for assemblies.
• Work with teachers on a Fairtrade Day. Each class working on a different product e.g. bananas, chocolate, cotton, coffee, trade justice, tea.
• See how Fairtrade fits into your topics. E.g. India fits well with cotton, rice, tea. St Lucia links well with bananas. Africa fits well with chocolate or coffee.
• Check out the dubble Fairtrade chocolate site www.dubble.co.uk and become a double agent.
• Write to your school fruit scheme asking for Fairtrade fruit.
• Write to Cadburys asking why they havent a Fairtrade bar of chocolate.
• Have Fairtrade products in your tuckshop.
Cartons of juice, raisins and healthy snacks are available as well as cereal bars.
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