Fairtrade Fortnight 27 February – 12 March 2023.
At Marlow Infant School we show a commitment to striving to make a difference through our curriculum and the work we do around our Rights Respecting Schools and Eco learning. We empower our children to understand that their actions can help to make a difference. The children will be learning about Fairtrade through lessons in class and in school worship. In fact, the Eco warriors will be leading school worship next Wednesday (1st March) when they will be sharing their thoughts and ideas about Fairtrade.
This year’s campaign will highlight the message that whatever your budget and wherever you shop, when you choose Fairtrade, you support farmers to take care of the environment through Fairtrade’s Price, Premium and Programmes.
The two-week annual celebrity-backed campaign runs from 27 February – 12 March. This year it will focus on the climate crisis and the increasing threat it poses to some of the planet’s most beloved food products as well as the livelihoods of the farmers and agricultural workers who grow them.
It will show how the future survival of the world’s most popular foods – such as bananas, cocoa, and coffee – hangs in the balance unless we achieve inclusive and equitable climate solutions, with farmers and agricultural workers playing a central role in the climate response.
The following articles and Sustainable Development Goals from UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools are linked to Fairtrade Fortnight.
Article 2 states:
The Convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background.
Article 24 states:
Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality healthcare, clean water, nutritious food, and a clean environment and education on health and well-being so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.
What is fairtrade fortnight?
If you would like to do some work around this, the activities listed below are linked to the article of the week.
1. Create a poster to show and describe what Fairtrade is.
2. When you next visit the supermarket, have a look for this logo:
Draw a picture of the products you find and encourage your family to buy more Fairtrade products.
3. Spread the word! Tell all your family and friends about Fairtrade.