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Fairtrade Fortnight 2020

– about caring for the rainforest that grows cocoa for our chocolate

Great resources for schools on the Fairtrade Schools website :

A film (12 minutes) “Guardians of the Rainforest” – In this film 14-year-old Beshey shares the story of his family, explaining how a group of cocoa farmers have come together to protect the Gola Rainforest in Sierra Leone, and develop their communities through Fairtrade


Use our short presentation “Time for a Break” for Fairtrade Assemblies and Breaks in schools

Gosport Fairtrade Action made a short PowerPoint about breaks, showing how children of non-Fairtrade producers work long hours in dangerous conditions. In contrast, children of Fairtrade farmers are not allowed to undertake dangerous work or long hours that prevent them attending school and enjoying some leisure – they benefit, too, from the Fairtrade premium, which is spent by their community on such things as improving schools and equipment and better health provision.

This has been updated for use at any time – it is in two parts  – take a look here:

Time for a Break – Part 1   (10 slides)

Time for a Break – Part 2   (13 slides)

or Contact us if you would like a copy.


The Fairtrade Foundation Schools website has lots of useful resources:


You can also get free copies of the Fairtrade Fortnight Events Pack with posters, stickers, table-talkers and the Breaks & Ladders game. For more printed resources you can order extra from the Fairtrade online shop for the price of postage.


You can also download a copy of the Fairtrade Fortnight Schools Action Guide- it is full of ideas to make your break Fairtrade and help us to ensure that no-one is short changed for a hard day’s work.

Become A Fairtrade School

If you’ve been thinking of becoming a Fairtrade School or are renewing your Fairtrade status, Fairtrade Fortnight is a great place to start!

Just by using the Fortnight lesson plan above and carrying out some simple audits you could get your FairAware Award. Find out about our Awards here.


Traidcraft has useful resources too

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Check out the Traidcraft website here

  • Over 100 curriculum-linked lesson plans, assemblies, activity ideas and competitions.
  • Info on buying Fairtrade for school, setting up a Fairtrade enterprise scheme or snack stall.



Fairtrade School Uniforms

Did you know that you can get Fairtrade uniforms from a local company?


Check out the Koolskools website

They are happy to come and talk to school groups.





To become a Fairtrade College you need meet the following 5 goals:

1.   The Students Union (or equivalent) and the university or college authorities both create a Fairtrade policy incorporating these five goals.

2.   Fairtrade foods are made available for sale in all campus shops.  Fairtrade foods are used in all cafes /restaurants / bars on campus.  Where this is not possible, there is a commitment to use Fairtrade foods in these establishments as soon as it becomes possible to do so.

3.   Fairtrade foods (for example, coffee and tea) are served at all meetings hosted by the university or college and the Student Union (or equivalent), and are served in all university or college and Student Union management offices.

4.   There is a commitment to campaign for increased Fairtrade consumption on campus.

5.   A Fairtrade Steering Group is established.


page updated Feb.2020