An important part of the Fairtrade Schools Award is taking action for Fair Trade and engaging with your community. Taking part in, or holding an event may seem daunting at first, but we have lots of ideas and resources to support you.
If your nursery is holding, or taking part in a community fun day, a Fair Trade stall is a great way to help raise awareness. You could sell Fair Trade goodies or have information about what Fair Trade is and any campaigns you are working on. The Scottish Fair Trade Forum has information and leaflets that it can provide for you, just get in touch.
This is a simple yet effective way of taking action. Invite members of your local community to a Fair Trade coffee morning and indulge in some Fair Trade tea, coffee and treats. You can make an event of it by organising a Fair Trade Bake-off! This is a very popular idea (no wonder with all those delicious Fair Trade goodies!) and there are lots of easy Fair Trade recipes around to get started. Have a look at some here.
The 90kg Rice Challenge was set up by Just Trading Scotland. It challenges groups to sell 90kg of fairly traded Kilombero rice within their community. Selling this amount of rice pays for one year of high school in Malawi, so it is well worth it! This is a great opportunity to work with other nurseries or groups in your community; in East Dunbartonshire, nurseries joined together to sell a Fair Trade Tonne during Fairtrade Fortnight.
There are lots of other ways you can get involved, and our members often host events that you can join in - you can find them on our Events page. Do you have an event that you would like to promote? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can put it on our website and promote on our social media channels
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