We’re in the middle of Fairtrade Fortnight and last week the classes were taking a look at what Fairtrade stands for and what they could do to make a difference. This week we’ll continue to explore what it means to get better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers.
When I popped into P2 last week they were looking at what they were wearing and all were intrigued by how far their school uniform had travelled for them to buy and wear here in Inverness! Classes will be asked to think over the coming weeks about the journey their food makes before it reaches their plate and to consider the wages and conditions of those who provided this for them.
To raise awareness and support the good work done by the Fairtrade Organisation, we plan on holding a bake sale on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th March. The children will be encouraged to look at the ingredients they use and see where these come from. We’d love everyone to make a note of the ingredient that has travelled the farthest to reach their recipe and also to consider who might have been the person that was there at the start of this journey and what life might be like for them.
P1-3 children should bring in their baking on THURSDAY and P4-7 children on FRIDAY. Thank you in advance for supporting this worthy cause!