Becoming a Fairtrade School means joining a worldwide movement – a movement where young people learn that, whatever their age, they have the power to make a difference in the world.
It offers a great opportunity to look at global issues such as where our food comes from and how we are connected to people around the world. Students can also learn a range of skills, from teamwork and co-operation to persuasive writing to running a stall or tuck shop.
Teaching about Fairtrade fits different curriculum areas, especially Geography, Citizenship and PSHE.
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Please note that we’ve made some amendments to the FairAware Award application process so your school can achieve the award even if classes are not taking place as normal. Check out the FairAware Award section for more details.
A FairAware School teaches students where their food comes from, what is meant by ‘fairness’ and evaluates how Fairtrade can work to address unfairness in supply chains.
This award is all about taking action! You might want to hold a community event, run a campaign or get some local schools together to spread the word about trade justice.