SOCIAL-MINDED pupils at Friezland Primary are celebrating after receiving their third ‘Fair Achiever’ award for supporting Fairtrade.
A committee of children, parents, staff and community members meets every half term to plan events, including a recent Fairtrade Breakfast attended by the Mayor of Oldham.
For the last six years, they have been working on raising awareness of Fairtrade in school through assemblies, lessons, and selling or using Fairtrade tea and coffee in the staff room.
They also have a small Fairtrade shop run by the children at every fair or fundraising event at school.
And their dedication has paid off once more as they were awarded their third ‘Fair Achiever’ certificate – something no other school in Oldham has achieved.
Rebecca Keeley, teacher and Fairtrade coordinator, said: Fairtrade is very important to Friezland children and staff as we all believe farmers deserve a fair price and we can help to change lives for people in developing countries by supporting Fairtrade.
“This is our third Fair Achiever Certificate which makes our small school very special as no other schools in Oldham have three Fair Achiever awards.”
The Fairtrade Foundation aims to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability. Find out more on their website: www.fairtrade.org.uk