Fair Trade in Education Week will take place during the week 4-8 March 2024

Scottish Fair Trade Forum's Fair Trade in Education Week promotion image 4-8 March 2024. White text on blue background. SFTF logo in top left corner on white background.

The aim is to showcase work going on in education across Scotland on Fair Trade; and to highlight how Fair Trade supports of SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production.

Everyone is welcome to join in.

– Through the week of 4-8 March 2024, we’re planning to highlight on social media, examples of great Fair Trade education, highlighting the importance of presenting Fair Trade to our global citizens as a different way of doing business and trade that cares for people and the planet. See Facebook and X during the week.

– A set of two lessons on Fair Trade and SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production with a focus on Fairtrade cotton, for use and adaption by educators.

Please find the Fairtrade organic cotton & SDG 12 PowerPoint referred to in the lesson plan. It is available here as a PDF and the accompanying notes are here.

– And the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Fair Trade on 6 March at 12:30pm that will focus on Fair Trade in Education. We’ll hear from:

– Colin Smyth MSP

– Andy Ashcroft of Koolskools – founder of Koolskools and supplier of ethical and Fairtrade cotton school uniform

– Sreeranga Rajan of Dibella India – Head of a sustainable supply chain and producer of fair, transparent and regenerative organic cotton apparel

– Louise White and students, Corpus Christi Primary School, Glasgow

– Holly Brown, Sustainability Coordinator, University of St Andrews

– Eileen Imlah, Lecturer, New College Lanarkshire

– Diana Firth, WOSDEC

– Scottish Fair Trade Forum

Register to join.

If you’re involved in education and have some Fair Trade teaching and learning to share, please email info@sftf.org.uk.