Hillhead Primary School used interdisciplinary learning to teach our children the Fairtrade message during Fairtrade Fortnight.
The children enjoyed class lessons, made class displays and included homework activities as part of raising awareness.
We held our termly Fairtrade Cafe which is organised by the Fairtrade Parents’ Group. Fairtrade tea, coffee and homemade baking, using Fairtrade ingredients, were on offer along with a chance to buy Fairtrade products at a Traidcraft stall.
The Fairtrade Committee and parents organised a Fayre over 2 days which included activities such as: making mini-animations, dancing “The Fairtrade Step” and tasting Fairtrade fruit.
The Fairtrade Committee had help from artist Rachel Lowther to make animation clips using Fairtrade wrappers and packaging. She also worked with Primary 4c to create paper mache raindrops in Fairtrade colours. Banana trees were installed and a Fairtrade Tree covered in wrappers and packaging was also made as a whole school art display.
Our adjoining nursery, Kelvin Park Early Years, had a Fairtrade Bake Sale and a special percussion and song session to support the message about Fairtrade.
Finally the whole school held a Fairtrade Picnic. Never letting bad weather get in the way, we held the picnic inside the school. Many children donated food made from Fairtrade ingredients. Each child went home with a Fairtrade banana.
Overall, it was a fun-filled fortnight with a serious message embedded about supporting farmers and working together to help them lead a dignified life.
Click HERE to go to our Fairtrade 2013 gallery.