Fairtrade In Your School And Church



Many schools in the town have lessons about Fairtrade and a large number have a range of activities during Fairtrade Fortnight.

Thriftood School was awarded Fairtrade status on 24 September 2010, the first school in Chelmsford to be awarded this status. The following are working towards it: Great Baddow High School, King Edward VI Grammar School, St John Payne School, St Michael’s Junior School, St Peter’s Primary School, The Sandon School. Please encourage your school to do the same.

Are You a Fairtrade School? Why become a FAIRTRADE school?

  • Because Fairtrade guarantees a better deal for farmers and workers in the developing world.
  • Because this is your chance to make a real difference.
  • Because its FUN – and you will love it!

How does your school become a Fairtrade school?

The Fairtrade Foundation provides an excellent educational resource pack for schools. This enables pupils to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to play an effective role in society at national, local and international levels. It also provides suggestions for a School Fairtrade Campaign, provides teaching resources, hints for assemblies and worksheets.

“Fairtrade in your School” also assists in providing knowledge about fairness, social justice, respect for democracy and diversity.

You might also like to look at Global Footprints This provides primary schools with ideas and activities for a sustainable future. Oxfam’s website is also of value for teachers.

Fairtrade In Your Church

Almost all the faith groups in Chelmsford are amongst our best Fairtrade supporters.  If your church does not already have Fairtrade status, download the application form from the Fairtrade Foundation’s website and please take action asap.

For information on Fairtrade and places of worship, go to the Fairtrade Foundation.


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