Renfrewshire Council

Become a Fairtrade School

Awarded by the Fairtrade Foundation, there are now three stages to becoming a Fairtrade School, meaning more schools can get recognition for the things they do to support the campaign:

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.

FairAware
FairActive 
FairAchiever (equivalent to previous Fairtrade Schools award) 
Each of these three stages will help your school learn about Fairtrade and get pupils actively involved in the promotion and awareness of Fairtrade.

There are a variety of resources and activities available via the foundation including: lesson plans, case studies, interactive learning, photos, videos and more. These can be accessed via http://schools.fairtrade.org.uk/.

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