This afternoon, four of the Fairtrade Council, Hala, Susan. Haroon and Nathan attended the Fairtrade Celebration at Leeds Civic Hall.
The event was organised by Leeds DEC with Fabian Hamilton MP opening the event and speakers from the Co-op and Divine Chocolate.
The ambassadors thoroughly enjoyed delivering their workshop and attending other ones not to mention sampling some Fairtrade chocolate cutousey of Devine Chocolate.
Attending Rainforest Alliance and Divine Chocolate Workshops
The Lord Mayor and Mayoress were also in attendance and the children were really excited to be able to meet them.
All in all it was a most enjoyable afternoon.
Later today Hala, Susan, Haroon and Nathan will be attending the Fairtrade Celebration at Leeds Civic Hall. The ambassadors are really excited to be attending, representing school and sharing their board game that they have created with other children.
Susan and Hala decide to have a quick game at breaktime to make sure that it all works.
It worked perfectly!
This week Hala, Susan, Haroon and Nathan have been working really hard, meeting up at breaktimes to design and put the finishing touches to the board game that they have created to take to the Fairtrade Celebration at Leeds Civic Hall on 1st March.
The boys creating question cards for the game
Meanwhile the girls are busy creating the layout of the game
This afternoon this year’s Fairtrade ambassadors met to talk about Fairtrade and how we can help and raise greater awareness in school.
The Fairtrade Council
In the Reading Tower (L – R) Amir, Jayden and Lana Middle Row (L-R) Shaza, Fatimah, Haroon and Shubab Front Row (L – R) Susan, Nathan and Hala
The ambassadors suggested that a newsletter/magazine could be created with articles, interviews, quizzes and wordsearches.
Miss Whiteley and Mrs Walker also talked to the ambassadors about the impending visit to the Fairtrade Celebration on 1st March where four of them would attend and deliver a workshop to groups of other Primary and Secondary school children.
Working in pairs the ambassadors cam up with some wonderful ideas for the workshop which they then presented to the rest of the council.
With great difficulty a board game idea was chosen with elements from two groups selected.
Generating ideas for the workshop
Haroon and Nathan present their idea to the rest of the council
Year 5 and Year 6 presenting their ideas
Year 4 presenting their ideas
Fairtrade Fortnight will be taking place from 25th March until 10th March.
It is a time when schools and other groups come together to learn about Fairtrade and what it is and how we can help.
The focus during Fairtrade Fortnight will be on cocoa. Prices of cocoa have dramatically fallen over the last few years and this is making life really difficult for cocoa farmers especially in West Africa where most cocoa is grown.
What can we do to help?
Find out more during Fairtrade Fortnight or visit the Fairtrade Foundation’s website
On Friday afternoon Friends hosted a Fairtrade Cafe. Cakes had been baked by children and by staff.
The event was a great success, it was very busy and all the cakes and cookies were sold.
The Co-op have been running a competition which will last for the duration of Fairtrade Fortnight.
They have asked children in KS2 to design a poster showing how Fairtrade products and the Co-op are linked.
Below are photos of some of the entries
Due to the adverse weather conditions, tomorrow’s celebration at Leeds Civic Hall has been cancelled. The organisers are planning to re-schedule the event later in the year.
The ambassadors met again this week to ‘tweek’ the format of the workshop that they had designed to run at the celebration event on Friday.
They have been busy preparing with Ben creating food cards, Brooke and Isobel designing and making a poster while the other three trailed it.
A number of parents braved the cold and the snow this morning to join Lucy from the Co-op who was sharing a recipe for Fairtrade Cappuccino Cupcakes.
Everyone enjoyed the morning and couldn’t wait to try the cupcakes once they were baked – they were delicious!
Click on the link below for the recipe.
Fairtrade Fortnight Cupcake Recipe