Take a Step’ for Fairtrade is this year’s campaign call to people in the UK to engage with the Fairtrade Foundation’s vision of an even bigger movement for positive change on unfair trade, including making the switch to buying Fairtrade.
Starting in Fairtrade Fortnight (27 February – 11 March 2012), the Fairtrade Foundation is challenging the public to take a step in the right direction by thinking about what they can do every day, every week or every month throughout 2012 to make a difference to the lives of farmers in the developing world who produce the products they buy – whether that be choosing to buy a Fairtrade coffee on the way to work, or making sure their weekly shopping baskets contain one or two more Fairtrade products like Fairtrade tea or bananas, or encouraging their friends and family to switch to Fairtrade.
Fulston Manor School was delighted to be visited by Andy Ashcroft from Koolskools who ran four workshops to some very lucky Year 8 students. Koolskools is a company which sells Fairtrade school clothing but they love spending time with the students talking about why Fairtrade is so important . Mr Ashcroft said “I was very impressed that all four classes, in response to most of my questions, had more hands up than down. I was also impressed with the knowledge that the students already had for Fairtrade and their enthusiasm of the idea of embracing it. A fantastic day!” Geography teacher, Miss Norman was also impressed with the day and couldn’t thank Mr Ashcroft enough. She said that it was an “Inspiring, educational and fun day”.
For further information and to read Andy’s blog on his visit to Fulston Manor School can be found at www.koolskools.co.uk