Who are the Global Neighbours?
Formerly known as the Fairtrade Group, we are the Global Neighbours from Years 3-6.
We will continue to support our Fairtrade School status as well as becoming advocates for many global issues which we feel our school community can impact in some way.
Working alongside the School Visionaries Group, we look forward to sharing our research and awareness by identifying opportunities and campaigns to make a real difference. We embrace the school ethos of supporting our neighbours both near and far.
We have some thoughtful and inspiring projects in the pipeline which we will share here very soon.
We welcome your support at this year's PTA Christmas Fayre (Friday 7th December) as we will be running a Global Neighbours and Fairtrade produce stall. Please come and visit us there to find out more about our group.
Global Neighbours and Fairtrade at the Christmas Fayre!
Friday 7th December 4.30pm
We will be selling our own freshly baked Gingerbread made with Fairtrade ingredients! We will also be selling some of your favourite Fairtrade confectionery and gifts! Come along, try some delicious gingerbread and help us to Bake a Difference!
The money raised will be donated to the Fairtrade Foundation. When we choose Fairtrade products we tell shops and supermarkets that we want the farmers who grow them to get a fairer deal for their hard work so they can provide for their families, send their children to school and afford medical care.
Plastic Free Lunches at Oldswinford!
We have some good news to share with you! A number of children raised their concerns about the disposable plastic packaging used at lunchtime and in Grab-a-Bags. The Global Neighbours shared their views and acted on them. They wrote to our school Cook to try to find a solution to the problem of unnecessary waste and recycling. We are pleased to report that the kitchen will now no longer use disposable plastic containers for drinks and boxing and that reusable beakers have been ordered in replacement.
We are sure you will agree that this small change will have a huge impact on the environment, cost, sustainability and learning.
We have the power to make real change!
The Christmas Fayre: Bake a Difference for Fairtrade!
The Global Neighbours ran a Fairtrade stall at the Christmas Fayre and it was a huge success!
The group spent the day baking and decorating Gingerbread people using Fairtrade ingredients and sold them along with other Fairtrade treats and gifts at the fayre! It was great to see so many members of the group busy working on the stall during the evening! We are sure you will agree that the stall looked wonderful and, if you were lucky enough to buy some, that the gingerbread tasted delicious! Thank you to all those who supported our stall. We enjoyed it so much.
We were also thrilled to get a mention and special thanks in a national Fairtrade email!
We look forward to future fundraising opportunities. Next in the diary will be Fairtrade Fortnight starting 25th February -10th March where we will be learning more about fairly sourced cocoa for chocolate! Yum!
Check back here for more updates soon!