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Richard Challoner School Fairtrade studies

Fairtrade student website

At Richard Challoner School in New Malden, Surrey, Year 8 students have built their own web pages to improve both their ITC skills and their understanding of Fairtrade

Students were asked to use a web authoring package to plan and create pages to educate teenagers about fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world and raise awareness of how buying products from ethical fair trading companies can support workers and their families. Students developed knowledge and understanding about human rights issues and economic well being in order to become informed citizens and responsible members of local, national and international communities.

The web pages are the culmination of a term spent working on a case study based on an investigation of Fairtrade websites, overseen by KS3 ICT Coordinator and Enterprise Coordinator Toni Rochowski. They had to incorporate text, graphics and hyperlinks, and take into account the purpose of the website and the intended audience.

Richard Challoner Fairtrade website

Fairtrade website for young people

During Fairtrade Fortnight, students also sold raffle tickets at 20p each, with 25 Fairtrade footballs up for grabs for the winners of the draw. The six students who sold the most tickets won cash prizes, meaning that both students benefited from increased knowledge of Fairtrade and the workers who stitched the footballs benefited from the purchase.

Money raised also went towards the current school charity Dreamflight, which sends terminally ill children to Florida for the holiday of a lifetime.