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Fun-packed Fairtrade Fortnight at Fulston Manor School

Fairtrade French food

Fulston Manor School got stuck into Fairtrade Fortnight by running various activities in a number of subjects.

Mr Cox, Head of Foreign Modern Languages, asked his Year 8 students to make some French Food using Fairtrade products and then bring them into school for a Fairtrade tasting session. The whole of the class thoroughly enjoyed their Fairtrade French Lesson.

Tasting Fairtrade French food

Miss Ledger ran a very successful Fairtrade World Game in Geography where her students learnt how trading fairly benefited not just the individual and his/her country but the world as a whole. It was a noisy, fun packed lesson with lots of bartering and haggling before the right choices were made to treat people with respect and fairness and with the right price paid for the right product.

Fairtrade geography

Fairtrade geography game

The highlight during the two weeks of Fairtrade Fortnight was definitely the Fairtrade Football match which was organised by Miss Davies from the P.E. Department. This was a 5-a-side match between staff where students paid a 50p entrance fee to watch their teachers become very competitive and the atmosphere was electric. Mr Gardner’s team won by 10 goals to 4 although it is fair to say most of the PE staff were on that team! Man of the match goes to Mr Matthews who, although playing for the losing side and letting in a fair number of goals, did make some magnificent saves. A fantastic £107 was raised which will be sent to The Shared Interest Foundation, a company that lends money to Fairtrade Enterprises throughout the world who, for a variety of reasons, have been unable to find funding to start up or develop their Fairtrade business. This may be because their village is too far from a bank or that the interest rates are too high.

Teachers playing Fairtrade football

Fulston Manor students watch Fairtrade football match

Fulston Manor teachers football team

Fulston Manor football match

Finally a new Fairtrade animation video has been created by Mrs Bailey’s Art class which will be available to watch on the Fulston Manor School website soon.