POTTERS Gate Primary School is thrilled to have been awarded the Fairtrade award for being a FairAware school.
This is awarded to recognise the work undertaken by the school to teach pupils where their food comes from, what is meant by ‘fairness’ and to evaluate how Fairtrade addresses unfairness in the supply chain.
Potters Gate School children have been learning about Fairtrade over the past year and in March, as part of Fairtrade fortnight, all the pupils enjoyed sessions exploring the different types of Fairtrade food available and even tasting some at their Fairtrade break.
RE leader Jemma Butterfield said: “It has been enlightening for the children to learn about how Fairtrade helps ensure that the world can meet people’s needs today without compromising the needs of people in the future.
“All the children seemed to love their Fairtrade activities over the fortnight in March – especially those involving chocolate. It really made our children consider whether the world is a fair place and what they can do to help.
“We are very proud to have been rewarded for our work in this area by being awarded the FairAware award for schools.”