Finding out about Fairtrade

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By Claire JacksonFairtrade Coordinator for Woking Schools and Support Teacher at Sythwood School in Surrey

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 22 February until 7 March. So, there is no better time than now to raise awareness of Fairtrade in your school

Fatima Lopez, a coffee taster from Nicaragua who works for cafedirect visiting children at Sythwood to talk about Fairtrade

Fatima Lopez, a coffee taster from Nicaragua who works for Cafedirect, visited children at Sythwood to talk about Fairtrade

Claire Jackson from Sythwood School in Surrey knows a thing or two about teaching children about Fairtrade. As the Fairtrade coordinator for Woking schools, Claire is part of the Woking Fairtrade Action Network and has worked with 40 schools over the years to build awareness and understanding of Fairtrade among children of all ages. At Sythwood School, the children find out about Fairtrade through the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). Here, Claire offers some ideas for teachers about Fairtrade and suggests some cross-curricular activities from the IPC.

Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade banner made on fairtrade cotton by the children of Sythwood School

Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs from 22 February to 7 March, is an excellent time to introduce the concept of Fairtrade in school. Find out more about the event at www.fairtrade.org.uk

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