Stepaside CP School kicked off their Fairtrade Fortnight (which runs February 27 to March 12) activities by inviting Sharron Hardwick, Fair Trade In Football campaign founder and Kilgetty AFC Coach, to lead activities with Mrs. Chandler Hall’s Class, year 3 and 4 pupils. 

Playing Fairtrade football, and using the giant Fairtrade football, the children had fun whilst learning about the power they have in their hands to make a difference to farmers, workers, their families and communities by choosing Fairtrade. 

Stepaside school also visited Folly Farm, focusing on rainforests and the importance of Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance products in the protection of habitats, and they have several activities planned, including visiting the local Co-Op to see their Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance items.

The Fairtrade Foundation reports that coffee, bananas, and chocolate could soon be much more difficult to find on our shelves, as changing weather is making crops like these harder and harder to grow.

Combined with deeply unfair trade, communities growing these crops are being pushed to the brink. 

“It was a real pleasure to work with the children and teachers at Stepaside CP,” said Sharron. 

“The children were so well behaved as they enjoyed playing Fairtrade football and learning how they have the power to make a difference by learning about and choosing Fairtrade.

“The children learned the good news that the more of us who choose Fairtrade means we can help secure the future of products and provide extra income, power, and support for those communities.

“Making the small switch to Fairtrade supports producers in protecting the future of some of our most-loved food and the planet.

“I thank the school for their excellent support.”

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