Fair­trade fun

Rutherglen Reformer - - School News - Jonathan Ged­des

Burn­side Pri­mary were hav­ing a fair deal re­cently.

The school were cel­e­brat­ing Fair­trade Fort­night with sev­eral events.

Young­sters at the school are cur­rently gun­ning for their third Fair­trade award, hav­ing been given the FairAware award in March 2014 and a FairAc­tive award in June 2014.

Now the school is hop­ing to lift a Fair Achiever award too.

Head teacher He­len McGar­vey said: “We had loads of fun cel­e­brat­ing Fair­trade Fort­night this year.

“Our fair­trade com­mit­tee which is run by our teacher Miss Sara Ferry, or­gan­ised lots of ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing fair­trade snack day, a fair­trade trea­sure hunt andFair­trade tast­ing ses­sions for pri­mary one and two.

“We also held our fair­trade big breakfast as part of this year’s cam­paign, which was called ‘Sit down for Breakfast,Stand up for Farm­ers’.

“We in­vited the fam­i­lies of our pri­mary four class and we were also joined by the pupil coun­cil of Spit­tal pri­mary, our lo­cal neigh­bours.

“We would like to thank the Co- op­er­a­tive in Castlemilk and Ruther­glen who ran our tast­ing ses­sions and do­nated fair­trade items to our breakfast event. We would also like to thank our fam­i­lies for their very gen­er­ous and de­li­cious do­na­tions.

“This year we are go­ing for our third and fi­nal award and have just sub­mit­ted our ap­pli­ca­tion to be­come a FairAchiever school.

“Be­com­ing a fair­trade school means join­ing a world­wide move­ment – a move­ment where young peo­ple learn that, what­ever their age, they have the power to make a dif­fer­ence in the world.

“It of­fers a great op­por­tu­nity to look at global is­sues such as where our food comes from and how we are con­nected to peo­ple around the world.”

Fair teach­ing Teacher Sara Ferry with some pupils

All smiles Some happy faces at Burn­side

Learn­ing The young­sters learned all about Fair­trade too

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