Friday, 30 April 2010

Press Relase: Fairtrade Easter at Belfairs High School

Fairtrade is well established at Belfairs High School and various projects will be taking place. Our picture shows Year 7 students enjoying Fairtrade bananas in front of this year’s hall display.

“We highlight Fairtrade Fortnight on the school website” said Community Projects Co-ordinator Jan Andrews, “and run a series of Fairtrade assemblies for one week – this year we shall be concentrating on fairly traded cocoa beans. The emphasis will be on the chocolate manufacturers who are only buying fairly traded cocoa beans – and providing training for their farmers to improve the quality and quantity of their harvests year on year. We will also be highlighting “The Big Swap” – the Fairtrade Foundation is urging everyone to just change one of their usual choice of a drink or foodstuff – for a fairly-traded one. For more information on The Big Swap visit http://www.belfairs.southend.sch.uk/

ENDS

For more information please contact Jan Andrews, Community Projects Coordinator

M: 07932 614658 T: 08444 772 555 x 293


Friday, 23 April 2010

Fairtrade and the elections

Never are politicians and wannabe politicians so keen to hear what we think as during an election campaign.
And its a great time to find out what they think...

The Fairtrade campaign in Southend gets cross party support in Southend which is great - but it gets active support from only a very small number of councillors. Parliamentary candidates have been pretty quiet on the issue.
So why not ask them what they think about Fairtrade?  Do they support the Southend Fairtrade Town campaign?

What will they do to encourage Fairtrade in the town?

Let us know who says what and we'll report it here (add a comment below) and on the Southend Fairtrade Facebook group too!

http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=331091558751