We regularly hold school competitions around the time of fairtrade fortnight.
In 2013 we asked students to use their imagination to create a beautiful piece of original, Fairtrade-themed art work of their choice. This could be; a painting, drawing, collage, piece of sculpture or photograph etc. The key to the competition is to use Fairtrade in Guernsey as the theme. The closing date for the competition was Friday 8th March and the winning pieces of work will be displayed at Beau Sejour in May, in celebration of World Fairtrade Day on 11th May.
We've had some fantastic entries!
Materials for Schools and Youth Groups
The Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group is keen to respond to requests for help. Members are available to speak in school assemblies, lessons, and youth groups. Visits by representatives of The Fairtrade Foundation and/or overseas Producers can also sometimes be arranged during fairtrade fortnight. We also have a fairtrade school representative who can be contacted for materials and advice:
Amanda Evans, PSHCE adviser
For a great source of information and resources, contact The Fairtrade Foundation www.fairtrade.org.uk
Fairtrade quotes from local Primary school children:
Fair price, clear conscience! Jessica age 10
Food tastes better when you know it’s helping someone! Billy age 10
Please buy Fairtrade products for your meal, so the people that produce them get a fair deal. Kirsty age 10
Let the farmers in the third world have a fair share. Buy Fairtrade, its good value and tasty. Freya age 8
If you buy Fairtrade today you can help others in countries far away. Sophia age 9
Fairtrade is a way of making people happy. So there will be more love in the world. Elie age 10
Buy Fairtrade to give a better wage. Ellie age 8
Help others to a better quality of life. Jensen, age 6
It’s a way we can make a difference to third world countries. Tayler age 9
Change to Fairtrade today to make the world a better place. Tasmin. Age 10