Holly Trees’ Fairtrade Policy

Our School is committed to supporting Fairtrade wherever possible.

Fairtrade is about guaranteeing a better deal for farmers in poorer countries that grow the things we eat and use every day.

Our school will

  • Make sure Fairtrade is a topic in two year groups in key stage two in at least three subject areas, and hold a Fairtrade assembly each term
  • Ensure Fairtrade awareness is part of the School Development Plan
  • Use Fairtrade products wherever possible:
    • Tea and coffee in the staffroom and at meetings
    • In cookery activities
    • In the dining hall or canteen
  • Write a letter to the school caterers about Fairtrade
  • Visit a local Fairtrade coffee shop to find out more about Fairtrade in our community
  • Participate in Fairtrade Fortnight
  • Hold a Fairtrade cookery session annually

N.B This policy was signed by:

  • Chair of Governors
  • Headteacher
  • School Council
  • Teacher in charge
  • All twelve (12) Committee Members – six staff and six pupils (From Years 4, 5 and 6)

What’s a Fairtrade School?

A Fairtrade school is committed to Fairtrade and it’s great for farmers, who are earning a fair price, and feeling the support of people on the other side of the world. It means young people understand how trade works and how we can work together to make it fairer. The school uses and promotes Fairtrade products as far as possible, and takes action for Fairtrade in the school and local community. It’s interesting for the school, putting it at the heart of this people’s movement for change; it’s great for teachers, offering cross curricular activities which enhance the curriculum and develop young people; it’s beneficial for our youths, because it’s fun and is part of something happening all over the world.