6th March, 2018
Updated – 13/03/18 – 4:54pm
It’s Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 and we have already seen so much wonderful collaborative work between the Co-op and local schools.
The Co-op sponsor our Fairtrade School Awards so it is no surprise that we are seeing collaborations with schools all over the UK. Yet, who could have predicted the scale of this, the enthusiasm of staff and students… and the sheer range that we are seeing?
With our new videos, games and lessons all themed on the Coobana banana cooperative, who Co-op were instrumental in bringing into the Fairtrade system, there is no better time to combine Fairtrade with co-operative learning and games, in order to build partnerships between schools, the Fairtrade Schools Team and Co-op stores.
Together we can help more schools gain Fairtrade School Awards and educate a new generation about global co-operation, sustainable agriculture and fair pay.
Here are just some of the ideas we have seen so far. Scroll down to see the wonderful pictures.
If you know of an event that we have missed, tweet us at @FairtradeUKed
Just called in to see @eggleton_simon & buy some of these amazing #FairtradeFortnight chocolate bars which are raising money for @wwf_uk thanks to the winning wrapper design by a student at Newnham Croft Primary School! @HawVicky @MarkWal80246378 @LeysFairtrade @LouiseWCoopEofE pic.twitter.com/LWZdDXJwhP
— Stephen Thomas (@Ozymandias27) March 14, 2018
#BananaArmy on a mission … fighting their way through the elements to deliver Charlotte’s 500 Fairtrade Chocolate bars to Newnham Croft Primary School and to Newnham’s Coop. #FairtradeFortnight #TheCoopWay pic.twitter.com/1xetZoDEkP
— The Leys Fairtrade (@LeysFairtrade) March 1, 2018
— The Leys Fairtrade (@LeysFairtrade) February 6, 2018
Visited #CoopHeroes in Newnham Store Cambridge to buy a delicious bar of #FairtradeFortnight @coopuk @MeaningfulChoc. The wrapper is designed by Charlotte in a competition for local schools organised by the impressive @LeysFairtrade @eggleton_simon #TheCoopWay #CoopNMC pic.twitter.com/7l8691rG0Y
— Louise Walker (@LouiseWCoopEofE) March 3, 2018
Saying farewell (for now) to Marcial , friend and fellow #Fairtrade co-operator and grower of @coopuk #fairtrade bananas back in Panama. We had a great school event then spent time at the Co-op offices in Manchester. pic.twitter.com/P1b1x1HDAM
— Brad Hill (@bradhtweet) March 5, 2018
Great #Fairtrade lessons at @fryernschool. We enjoyed using@coopuk and @FairtradeUK resources and the children enjoyed the talk – as did I! Looking forward to seeing the fairtrade bunting the children make 😀@MSanger1 @JulianRickman2 pic.twitter.com/B33fPW1ouc
— Debbie Williams (@DebbieJaneWilli) March 9, 2018
Great morning at Forge primary school.. Total commitment to Fairtrade.. pic.twitter.com/cwyB1Uu7OA
— Coop Knockbreda (@knockbreda_coop) March 12, 2018
@CoopDeyes visiting St Andrews primary school Maghull, talking to the children about Fairtrade #FairtradeFortnight @craiga340 @Faulkner070 thanks to @CoopLeaGreen1 for arranging the free bananas pic.twitter.com/10qilruKa4
— Coop Deyes Lane (@CoopDeyes) March 9, 2018
#FairtradeFortnight2018 Fantastic talk given today to @ulidiacollege by Sarah and Lauren from @coopuk (Ballynure)about #fairtrade and how global communities are supported by our local choices. @FairtradeUKEd @glpni #fairtrade #globaldimension pic.twitter.com/FfqDK8Ic2Q
— Ulidiageography (@ulidiageography) March 7, 2018
— FMT memberpioneer (@RuthFmt) February 23, 2018
Fab day raising money for Pelton School @peltoncommunitycentre with a #fairtrade coffee morning! Thank you to @peltoncoopfood for donating a our Fairtrade Hamper and @CoopBirtleyCDC for Coop vouchers for hot drinks and cakes!! £122 raised so far and more to come! @tezjohnstone2 pic.twitter.com/O4nCm9DMMp
— Nicola Turnbull (@NicolaMPioneer) March 9, 2018
Chester Rd doing their part helping out Rhosddu Primary School for their fairtrade week! pic.twitter.com/nbnykokQqy
— GardenVillage Co-op (@GardenCoop) March 10, 2018
— Karen Maw (@KagzyMaw) March 13, 2018
— Hey with Zion (@HeywithZion) March 8, 2018
— Hillpark Secondary (@HillparkSec) March 9, 2018
— Donnington Co-op (@CoopDonnington) March 10, 2018
Our happy #Fairtrade competition winners! They didn’t want to share them with their teacher, funnily enough!Thanks @coopukfood for providing the yummy prizes! We can’t wait to see our ‘Super Bananas’ on display in store! pic.twitter.com/AhiuCaVqCJ
— Caol Primary (@Caol_Primary) February 16, 2018
— Crwys Primary School (@crwysprimary) March 7, 2018
St Columbia’s RC Prinary school came in today to chat about fairtrade products that we stock instore. Fantastic enthusiasm and willingness to learn! #FairtradeFortnight #coop #ukfairtrade pic.twitter.com/Rm8ZJa1Ww4
— Neil Macleod (@mac_331) February 25, 2018
Dosbarth Mrs Phillips yn chwilio am logo Masnach deg.
Mrs Phillip’s class looking for the Fairtrade logo.
— Meithrin Rhydaman (@YF_Rhydaman) March 5, 2018
— Helen (@Helengraham18) February 27, 2018
@HeywithZion I did a fantastic #Fairtrade assembly today with my colleague sue & store Manager @tonypickford68
giving the entire school a bag for life, bottle of coop water #fairtrade 🍌& coop food magazine#Fairtrade Easter egg raffle @coopukpress#BeingCoop pic.twitter.com/nIbBpthh4L
— Jeanette Hirst (@jeanette_hirst) March 5, 2018
— Ysgol Gynradd Dolau (@DolauSchool) March 8, 2018
Wow… 2nd day of celebrating #fairtradefortnight! Thank you @lucyfwalker for supporting our local school with the baking using fairtrade products.I really do have the best team! Please read this amazing blog from the school! #succeedtogether #Thecoopway https://t.co/IMOcILpGW8 pic.twitter.com/OyLqkq8qgm
— Nic Barwick(Bedford) (@nicolabarwick35) February 27, 2018
Children from Upper wood school in for a shopping experience! Staff making them feel welcome! Paying close attention to our fantastic baking range to take back to school and bake cakes this afternoon!#TheFuture #baking #BeingCoop #TheCoopWay @immysiddique @North05COOP pic.twitter.com/3GSG8N2rjN
— Coop Darfield (@CoopDarfield) February 26, 2018
Our Fairtrade Ambassadors have just received a standing ovation from their fellow students for their fantastic fairtrade assembly. Our Year 8 students have done this themselves to help embed fairtrade into academy life! @FairtradeUK @FairtradeUKEd #TheCoopWay #FairtradeFortnight pic.twitter.com/lbCHHpP23n
— Co-operative Academy (@Coopacademy) February 27, 2018
Great to see the collaboration between our @coopukfood teams our @CoopAcademies and our member pioneers for #FairtradeFortnight across region 5! @FairtradeUKEd @FairtradeUK @glenacottell @nicolabarwick35 @armolloy @cooppriesthorpe @woodlandsleeds @coopukpress pic.twitter.com/NVP0lYWPDH
— NO05 Team (@North05COOP) February 27, 2018
What a great assembly at Mile Oak Primary School this morning to 500 children. Mr Cooper talked about fairtrade fortnight and how it all works. The children will now design posters which we will display in store to show how much we care about fairtrade. #coop #fairtrade #coopway pic.twitter.com/9xL06Z68KQ
— Mile Oak's Co-op (@MileOakCoop) February 26, 2018
FAIRTRADE asssemblies at Alwoodley C of E primary school with @nicolabarwick35
Great to engage with young minds and fun too!!😀 @CoopYork @McnJohn @nicolabarwick35 @PottagePower @CP_Whitf @North05COOP @CoopMemberSW @Nurserylanecoop @wibseycoop @ pic.twitter.com/76L8uVVDDQ
— Glen Coop Pioneer (@glenacottell) February 26, 2018
— Neil Williams (@Petrolheadnelly) March 6, 2018
My biggest ever audience for a Fairtrade talk. Over 300. Pity they had no choice. Newmain primary school in Renfrew. Already doing great FT stuff and links with a school in Sierra Leone #thecoopway #BeingCoop pic.twitter.com/1fGcrkFSmb
— Tom Copeland (@CoopTopCat) February 26, 2018
Fantastic colleagues from @Newyorkst_coop and other local Co-op stores visited, to tell us all about Fairtrade. It was a great assembly all about bananas!
— Woodlands Academy (@coopwoodlands) February 27, 2018