Our Pledge is to raise £500 to buy new desks for children in at Pencott Valley School in Uganda. The desks will be made by a local carpenter.
The Aim of the School Council is to become a Fairtrade School. To do this we will need to successfully complete three different awards, which are 'FairAware', 'FairActive' and 'FairAchiever'.
We have chosen to become a Fairtrade School as we felt that it links to our school value of Justice. From feedback from the children at St Laurence's we also wanted to raise awareness of different people and cultures from around the world and how our choices can impact on them.
Read below about what it means to be a Fairtrade School-
'Becoming a Fairtrade School means joining a worldwide movement – a movement where young people learn that, whatever their age, they have the power to make a difference in the world.
It offers a great opportunity to look at global issues such as where our food comes from and how we are connected to people around the world. Students can also learn a range of skills, from teamwork and co-operation to persuasive writing to running a stall or tuck shop.
Teaching about Fairtrade fits different curriculum areas, especially Geography, Citizenship and PSHE'