Story: Kookie Chilengwe & Sheila Gesage, St Catherine’s School Council members
We entered a competition for Fairtrade Fortnight and the winners from our school were Alexander Rigby and Alicia Pinder. After Alicia had received her prize, she said, “It was fun and a great experience, now I know what Fairtrade is about.”
By entering the competition, the main objective was to learn about Fairtrade and how it affects other people’s lives. If it wasn’t for the competition, we wouldn’t be able to understand that our actions have great effects on countries less fortunate.
The things our school are trying to do are:
Make all the staff’s tea and coffee Fairtrade.
Make the school council’s biscuits and snacks Fairtrade.
We are one of the many schools that are trying to make a difference and we always take any opportunity to show that we do our part to help.
Fairtrade is not only found in schools – their products are in most shops. They are the same like chocolates, juice and bananas but they taste BETTER because you’ve made a change.