St John’s Primary School is striving to become a recognised Fairtrade school and Fairtrade Friday was the latest initiative thought up by the members of the school’s Fairtrade Committee which is made up of 10 Year 5-7 students.
The children have already attended a conference with a Fairtrade flower-grower from Kenya as the main speaker and they have designed posters to help promote the sale of fair-trade products at school concerts and bazaars. They have learned about Fairtrade through many different subject areas such as Religion, World Around Us, Spanish, Business in the community and Art.
A special school assembly, which was attended by some members of the Foyle Fairtrade Association, brought together the combined talents of the Fairtrade Committee, Mrs Finnegan’s year 5 class and Miss Mellon’s year 2 class. Together they taught the school community a little about this important initiative. The pupils left with a greater awareness of the principles behind Fairtrade and what they could do to help in their everyday lives.