In 2013 Global Link received funding from the Fairtrade Foundation to support teachers, pupils, University of Cumbria tutors and trainee teachers to promote Fairtrade activities in schools.
During the project, staff from Global Link worked with 13 local schools. Activities included: delivering CPD training about Fairtrade and the Fairtrade Schools Award; running assemblies, classroom and workshop activities about Fairtrade, some of these in conjunction with the FIG Tree in Garstang; supporting and advising school Fairtrade steering groups; producing and disseminating Fairtrade learning resources. We also delivered lectures to 160 student teachers and staff at the University of Cumbria on how to teach and learn about Fairtrade in schools.
Thank you so much for coming in to do the banana workshop… The children really retained so much information - Teacher from St. Wilfrid‘s C. E. Primary School, Halton.
During the project, Global Link produced Fairtrade lesson plans and resources for teachers to download.
For more information about Fairtrade Schools, please visit the Fairtrade Foundation website.