Paisley Daily Express

Pupils learn why it’s good to be fair with farm­ers

- DAVID CAMP­BELL Society · Retail · Industries · Scotland · Renfrewshire · Malawi · Fair Trade · Bishopton

Pupils f rom R e n f r ews h i r e schools learned all about the ben­e­fits of fair trade at a spe­cial event in Lin­wood.

Young­sters from St Mar­garet’s Pri­mary in John­stone, Tod­holm Pri­mary and Mary Rus­sell School, both in Paisley, and Bish­op­ton Pri­mary took part in work­shops and ac­tiv­i­ties.

The fair­trade move­ment aims to high­light to need for peo­ple around world to a get a fair price for the goods they pro­duce.

The event was or­gan­ised by Rain­bow Tur­tle and Just Trad­ing Scot­land (JTS) on be­half of the Ren­frew­shire Fair Trade Steer­ing Group.

The aim was to fo­cus on the 90kg Rice Chal­lenge and how it can be used within schools to teach about fair trade, so­cial en­ter­prise and global ci­ti­zen­ship whilst count­ing to­wards Fair­trade Schools sta­tus.

The think­ing be­hind the chal­lenge is that 90kg of rice is how much a farmer in Malawi needs to sell in or­der to send a child to sec­ondary school.

 ??  ?? Up for the chal­lenge Pupils from Tod­holm Pri­mary at the event
Ready to get in­volved in­volved
Bish­op­ton Pri­mary pupils can’t wait to get
Sup­port­ing the cause Ren­frew­shire Coun­cil leader Iain Ni­col­son,chair of Fair­trade Steer­ing Group with Sonny McEn­hill, ten, from Tod­holm Pri­mary
Up for the chal­lenge Pupils from Tod­holm Pri­mary at the event Ready to get in­volved in­volved Bish­op­ton Pri­mary pupils can’t wait to get Sup­port­ing the cause Ren­frew­shire Coun­cil leader Iain Ni­col­son,chair of Fair­trade Steer­ing Group with Sonny McEn­hill, ten, from Tod­holm Pri­mary
 ??  ?? On board
The young­sters en­joyed the work­shops
On board The young­sters en­joyed the work­shops

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