Fairtrade Fortnight kicks Off!
To raise awareness of Fairtrade Fortnight we have a fantastic hamper crammed with Fairtrade goodies for which you can buy raffle tickets at a cost of £1 each. Tickets can be bought, and the hamper seen, from the reception area at the main school office or directly from Mrs Palmer whose desk is in B4/5. There will also be an opportunity to purchase tickets during Year 8 Parents evening on Thursday 27th February. The draw will take place on Friday 7th March at 2.00pm.
All funds raised will go to Shared Interest which is a charity who lend small loans at very low interest rates to individuals and companies wishing to start up a Fairtrade business. These new start businesses, based in developing countries, are unable to apply for loans from banks for a variety of reasons e.g. there are no banking facilities close to where they are situated. Once the loan is repaid, the funds are then lent to the next project meaning that we know our investment is going to help many people over the coming years.