Friday, March 8, 2013
St Mary’s RC pupils hold a ‘big brew’ to celebrate Fairtrade fortnight
Teachers and pupils at St Mary’s RC School, in Axminster, staged a “big brew” on Wednesday to support ‘Fairtrade Fortnight’.
They served up a range of refreshments, along with samples of Fairtrade tea, coffee and biscuits.
Stalls in the school hall also offered a wide range of Fairtrade products for people to buy.
Class teacher Alison Trew said the special event was part of St Mary’s work towards becoming a Fairtrade school.
“We want to raise the profile of Fairtrade and take it out to the community,” she told The Herald.
During the afternoon some of the children performed songs for the visitors and all the money raised will be sent to
Fairtrade to support families in developing countries.
* Fairtrade’s vision is a world in which justice and sustainable development are at the heart of trade structures and practices so that everyone, through their work, can maintain a decent and dignified livelihood and develop their full potential.
To achieve this vision, Fairtrade says it “seeks to transform trading structures and practices in favour of the poor and disadvantaged. By facilitating trading partnerships based on equity and transparency, Fairtrade contributes to sustainable development for marginalised producers, workers and their communities. Through demonstration of alternatives to conventional trade and other forms of advocacy, the Fairtrade movement empowers citizens to campaign for an international trade system based on justice and fairness”.