On Wednesday 27 January we were pleased to welcome Jason Ward, Global Learning Support Officer from Liverpool World Centre. Jason spent the morning running two very interesting workshops with Eco Reps. He worked initially with the Year 8 reps, then the Year 7s and Eco Committee members also attended at their convenience.
Pupils considered the Fair Trade logo, the wide range of Fair Trade products (Did you know there are over 100?)
They also found out exactly what Fair Trade is all about, why it is important and how the Fair Trade premium helps to build schools, healthcare centres, water pumps and more, thus raising the standard of living for farmers and other community members in developing countries.
At the end of the sessions pupils made a pledge of what they plan to do personally to support Fair Trade, and they put forward a wide range of ideas for activities that school could do during Fair Trade Fortnight from 29 February 13 March. Watch this space!