Thanks to Mandy Castellain of St. Peter's School for this account of the school's participation in Fairtrade Fortnight 2019.
During Fairtrade Fortnight at St Peter’s Catholic School, Guildford, students took part in running our annual Fairtrade Taster Session. At the session held in the school Dining Hall one breaktime, students were able to try a variety of Fairtrade goodies, including biscuits, chocolate, sweets, popcorn and raspberry iced tea.
We also had a Fairtrade Tuck Shop and another stall selling Fairtrade bits ‘n bobs such as friendship bracelets, necklaces, lucky stones, scarves, glitzy boxes, key rings and other craft miscellania, to demonstrate that it is not only food that can be Fairtrade. Both stalls were ably assisted by enthusiastic Year 7 girls.
Several lessons included a Fairtrade theme during the fortnight, including a Year 11 Food Technology lesson. Using Fairtrade ingredients the students baked biscuits and buns to take home.
Information and posters were dotted around the school for the students to see and help make the Fairtrade Fortnight theme come alive.
Finally, Year 7 had an assembly on CAFOD and Fairtrade which was presented by our Sixth Form CAFOD group. The students were engaged and both interested and surprised by some of the information the Sixth Form students showed them on the difference in the amounts received by those in the supply chain between a Fairtrade and a non-Fairtrade banana.