Friday, 18 March 2011

Media coverage: Southend Echo reports on Heycroft Primary School

Echo Thursday 17 March 2012 p31
Youngsters learnt about the difference decent pay has made to the lives of African Farmers.

Pupils at Heycroft Primary School, Eastwood, posed questions to
Uganda Fairtrade ambassador John Kabyetfiza during a visit.
The farmer told children about the difference the scheme, which ensures proper prices for African producers, has made to life.
Headteacher Andrew Palmer said: "The children asked some really good questions. We hope to hold similar events in the future."

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Media coverage: Southend Echo reports on Blenheim Primary

as reported in the Southend Echo, Wednesday March 16, 2011

Fairtrade fun was the order of the day as schoolchildren marked Fairtrade Fortnight.

Youngsters at Blenheim Primary School, Leigh, enjoyed activities ranging from tasting Fairtrade products to making 500 pictures for a bunting Guiness World Record attempt.

Other events saw youngsters wear Fairtrade clothing and browse at a craft fair, while staff raised £30 for the charity through a bake sale. Pupils wrote to local supermarkets to encourage them to stock Fairtrade products.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Bunting competition & Big Brew

During Fairtrade fortnight, the local Union Learning Reps at Revenue & Customs in Southend are holding a bunting competition and a Big Brew tea trolley with fairtrade recipe cakes to go on various floors to raise funds for East African honey farmers View more

HMRC Alexander House 21 Victoria Avenue Southend-on-Sea SS99 1AA Essex, 28 February 2011

Di dyou buy a cuppa, were you involved? Send us some photos af your trolley round and let us know how it went?