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We would like to say that we are so proud of all of our pupils and their resilience and attitude in what has been a difficult year and a half, thanks you wonderful children you are FAB. A special mention to the year 6 pupils who leave us today; we sincerely wish you the very best as you move to secondary school, but offer an open invitation if any of you would like to come and see us in the future......... keep us informed of how things are going. Stay safe over the summer period and we look forward to seeing everone back on Thursday 2nd September- bright eyed and bushy tailed. .................. please keep an eye out for parentmails during the summer break as there is lots to share with you all........................Let us hope that next year is 'normal' and that we can enjoy being together in class and in school. Thanks to all the parents that have worked so hard to help their children through lockdowns, both academically and emotionally...........we know how difficult it was. Stay safe!
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Freemantle

Church of England Community Academy Trust

Fair Trade

We had a series of Assemblies to find out about where food come from and who is involved in the process.  We looked at chocolate and bananas as examples and the children acted in role to discover the journey from ground to shop shelf.  The Children learned about Fairtrade and the impact it has on peoples lives.  We talked about the impact of Fairtrade and sustainable living. 

After the assemblies, the children talked in classes about the choices they can make in what they purchase and the impact this has on other peoples lives.  This linked in with our work on the UNICEF Rights of the Child as the children learned about child labour abroad and the universal rights of the child.

 

This ensures that across the academy we can;

 

learn key principles of Fairtrade and the impact our shopping choices have on children's lives.

learn about sustainable living, for ourselves and others worldwide.

consider potential conflict or issues that can occur as a result of child labour worldwide.

 

This work is part of ongoing work both in class and in the wider community which forms part of our eco-schools accreditation.  As eco-school ambassadors and a green flag school, the children regularly carry out work to explore Fairtrade and other community projects and initiatives.  Through the children's learning topics they explore the food chain and challenge the ethics behind this. For example, when year 4 completed their topic on healthy food, they explored Fairtrade food within this. 

 

Children said that 'when I'm older, i am going to buy Fairtrade products because I know they are better for everyone.  Everyone has the right to get fairly treated and paid for the work they do and Fairtrade help this happen.’

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