Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 runs from 26 February to 11 March and this year’s theme is ‘Come On In!’ inviting people to learn more about the Fairtrade movement and how it impacts on the
lives of farmers and producers around the world.
I attended the Fairtrade Fortnight Annual Parliamentary Reception and I spoke to pupils and teacher Tracey Buckley from Gilberd School in Colchester, Essex. Gilberd School have set up a Fairtrade Focus Group with 76 members to raise awareness and raise funds for the Fairtrade Foundation. In May 2017 Gilberd School was awarded a ‘Fairactive School’.
To find out more on how to become a Fairtrade school visit: https://schools.fairtrade.org.uk/fairtrade-schools-awards