St Joseph’s School in Matlock is a Fairtrade School and Tansley Primary School was awarded Fairaware and Fairactive awards in 2015 by the Fairtrade Foundation .
News from Tansley
New Fairtrade Committee for 2015/16
A new Fairtrade Steering Committee was set up in November 2015 with new members joining some of the existing committee to replace those who have moved on to secondary school. We discussed plans for the Christmas Faire and we had loads of fun ideas on how to raise awareness of Fairtrade. We plan to do a big breakfast during Fairtrade Fortnight. Yum!
Featuring Fairtrade in the school’s sports day:
The Fairtrade Committee at Tansley Primary School wanted to feature Fairtrade in the school’s sports day and so proposed a Fairtrade Banana Relay Race. This involved four teams running a relay race in which they had to wear a Fairtrade Banana Suit.
At the end of the track each team member had to take off their suit and pass it to the next member of the team. Just as the race was about to start – down came the rain from the very black cloud that had been threatening all of the sunny afternoon. The show must go on – so the race was run in the pouring rain with the teams having to exchange their banana suits while they were soaking wet. Not an easy task!
The relay race was run again the next day in beautiful sunshine and the same team won both times. The secret of their success was cooperation. As the members changed suits they helped each other take it off and put it on the next runner. What a good lesson to learn in life – You can achieve more with cooperation.
The Fairtrade Football Competition
The recent Fairtrade Football competition was played using Fairtrade Footballs.
To watch a video about Fairtrade Footballs http://www.thef%20aircorp.com/blog/2012/the-fairtrade-football-story
To purchase Fairtrade sports equipment visit www.thefaircorp.com
Fairtrade Fortnight 2014
Most of the local primary schools took part in baking activities during Fairtrade Fortnight 2014. These included:
Baking and eating Fairtrade Banana Pancakes on Pancake Day at All Saints Juniors
Producing Fairtrade chocolate and banana brownies to share at St. Giles and St. Josephs
A whole school bake-off competition at Tansley Primary
Lessons and assemblies were done as part of the fortnight too.
Fairtrade Football Competition 5th June 2014
Look out for details of the annual Fairtrade Football Competition played between local primary schools with Fairtrade Footballs.
Teams of boys and girls compete against each other refereed by sports ambassadors from the secondary school. As well as the winners award there is a Fairplay award. Each team and referee takes a Fairtrade Football back to school with them.
Darley Dale Schools Recipe Competition
Sainsburys displayed the Fairtrade recipes designed by school children in Darley Dale in the Matlock store.