"It's important to be involved in Fairtrade as it helps workers who otherwise would be underpaid and underprivileged. We are helping to fight their corner."
Fiona - Clyde Valley High School
The Fairtrade Schools Awards are not only about teaching the students the issue, the award aims to teach them how they can be involved in changing the world around them, encouraging them to know that they can make a difference, that through supporting and promoting Fairtrade in their schools, they can empower farmers and workers in marginalised countries.
The Fairtrade Foundation offer a series of Awards for schools replacing the Fairtrade Schools Award and the One World Shop can help you on your Fairtrade journey and give you support in working through these three new awards to embed Fairtrade in your School.
FairAware is the first Fairtrade Schools Award, and supports your school to find out about Fairtrade activities already going on in school, and learn about issues around Fairtrade.
Carrying out the learner audit will give teachers an overview of young people’s existing knowledge, attitudes and opinions.
The activity might focus on:
Start taking action for Fairtrade! For the FairActive Award a School will be working on the following:
The final step in the Fairtrade Schools Award is FairAchiever. At this point the school has fully embedded Fairtrade into their daily life and work to raise awareness of Fairtrade in their local community.
This award is the equivalent of the current Fairtrade Schools Award.