Fairtrade Friday at St. John’s

Pupils from St. John's PS, Creggan pictured at the school on Friday during their 'Fair Trade' information day. ?????????????????????? ???????WAITING ON FURTHER INFO FROM SCHOOL. 2211JM32

Pupils from St. John's PS, Creggan pictured at the school on Friday during their 'Fair Trade' information day. ?????????????????????? ???????WAITING ON FURTHER INFO FROM SCHOOL. 2211JM32

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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.