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21st June, 2018

Winners of the Fairtrade Fortnight Award for Schools

We are excited to announce the winners of the Fairtrade Fortnight Award for Schools 2018!

The entries this year were fantastic and the judging panel were inspired by the incredible effort and creativity of the schools involved. A big thank you and well done to all of you!

After hours of deliberation we finally came to a consensus and we are pleased to say that the winners were:

Winning Primary School

The winning primary school was Greenfylde C or E First School in Somerset!

Greenfylde C of E First School worked with their local Rotary Club to start a new competition for local schools. Building on a national competition called ‘Youth Speaks’, which is for Years 5 and above, they introduced a local competition called ‘Young Voices’ for Years 2 to 5 to have their say on big issues. Pupils researched Fairtrade and prepared presentations based on their learning.
Following competitions within the local schools, finalists came together at Greenfylde to give presentations about Fairtrade in front of 100 people including councillors and local mayors.
What an amazing achievement from everybody involved!

Winning Secondary School

The winning secondary school was The Sir Robert Woodard Academy in West Sussex!

The sheer scale of the activities at The Sir Robert Woodard Academy impressed the judging panel! Using social media, posters, TV screens and the school’s website meant that the whole school were involved and there were excellent examples of peer-to-peer learning with one of their sixth-formers running lessons for Year 8 so that they could become ‘Fairtrade Geniuses’ and answer questions from other pupils about Fairtrade.

A big well done to all pupils and teachers involved for their hard work – the entry was put together by a sixth-former at the school who deserves a huge round of applause for going the extra mile!

Greenfylde C of E First School and The Sir Woodard Academy each receive a cheque for £350.00 to spend on their Fairtrade activities.

Special mentions

It was incredibly tough choosing winners this year as we had so many great entries. A special mention to St German’s Primary School in Cornwall, Kyle Academy in Ayr and Ysgol Gyfun Dyffryn Taf in Carmarthenshire.


This Award is kindly supported by The Co-op.


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