2nd July, 2020

Interview with a Fairtrade film-maker

The Fairtrade Schools Team were delighted to speak with a young Fairtrade film-maker this month. Matilda Wilson has enjoyed learning about Fairtrade at home and has been busy putting her animation skills to use during lock down! Read on to find out more about Matilda and her film ‘Fairtrade’. 

My name is Matilda Wilson. I am 10 years old and I am in Year 5 at The Bishops Primary School in Chelmsford. I support Fairtrade because I want everybody to be treated fairly and to be able to eat well and get a good education.

My teacher, Mr. Barlow, is enthusiastic about film and animation is always encouraging us to do animations on different subjects, so during lockdown I have started doing some at home. I have enjoyed this so much that when we were asked to do a bit of work about Fairtrade I immediately chose to do an animation.

I drew and printed out pictures to be moved about on the background, which was also printed out. I used an animation app on my tablet which let me add the sound effects, music and voice overs. Other than the printing I did everything myself. At one point all the sounds disappeared so I had to put them all back on again, but it was worth it!

I enjoy learning about Fairtrade because I believe fairness is important and we should treat each other with kindness and love.

Watch Matilda’s wonderful animation below:

 Would you like to share your Fairtrade home learning activities with the Fairtrade Schools Team? Email us at schools@fairtrade.org.uk.