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 2018) 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 on the Fair Trade Schools website!
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!
Fair Trade Fortnight 2019 25th February-10th March
It has been a wonderful start to Fair Trade Fortnight here at OCEPS!
To kick things off the Global Neighbours group presented an insightful assembly sharing the campaign's focus of the role of women in the production of chocolate. The staff were even able to sample some Fair Trade chocolate! Yum!
There are various activities for the children to complete in class as well as competitions, prizes, baking, tuck shop and a visit from St. James' C of E Primary School's very own Fair Trade group!
Thank you for all your support!
The enthusiasm continues into week two of Fair Trade Fortnight!
We welcomed the Fair Trade group from St. James' C of E Primary School! We enjoyed an afternoon of sharing ideas, art and design and chocolate tasting! Yum! We look forward to inviting them again very soon!
Another tuck shop to go on Wednesday after school! Hope to see you all there!
Thank you again for all of your support. The whole school community has really engaged in this issue!
Summer Fayre Saturday 29th June 2019
Thank you for supporting us at this year's Summer Fayre!
To coincide with World Bee Day, the Global Neighbours painted pebbles! The decorative bees make great "hiding stones" to take away on holiday or on walks and hide to spread the Fairtrade message around the world! The Fairtrade logo can be found on the bottom of each hand painted pebble! We know how important bees are in the production of Fair Trade honey!
We had a "Guess the name of the cuddly bee" competition as well as some Fair Trade honey hand wash to buy! It was a great success and the stall raised £57.50! Many thanks again!