Co-operative Fairtrade Conference
Last week our year 6 children designed some fantastic Fairtrade presentations, you can see those in this blog post.
Our competition winners, as well as children from other academies in the Co-operative Academies Trust travelled to the Co-operative headquarters in Manchester.
The Co-operative organised a fantastic day of events. We designed our very own Fairtrade products, created branded bunting and lots more. Guest speakers also attended with experience of Fairtrade products, producers and the benefits of being Fairtrade. We also heard how Manchester Creative & Media Academy became a fair-achiever school, this is the highest level a school can be. It was really inspirational.
In the activities, everyone moved into different groups, children from all the academies were able to work co-operatively together. It was great to see how well behaved and polite every academy was.
Look out for how we use this experience in school in the coming weeks.
What our children thought
Brogan- "I liked today because we did loads of activities about Fairtrade and we learnt how we could use it in school"
Nicole- "I liked today because we got to win things and I learnt about Fairtrade and how the products are made. I also got to organise things about Fairtrade for my school".
Find out about the Fairtrade program at the Co-op here: http://www.co-operativefood.co.uk/food-matters/fairtrade-ethical-trading/
Find out more about Fairtrade here: http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/