Glossopdale Schoolchildren Support Fairtrade
Campaigners are delighted that children are leading local efforts to promote Fairtrade.
Chris Nudds, Chair of Glossopdale Fairtrade Group said: “Children learn about Fairtrade at school and want to get involved in competitions, games and other Fairtrade activities – at Brownies and local carnivals for instance. Their enthusiasm in turn encourages friends, parents and their wider families to buy Fairtrade products.”
To boost its campaign, the Fairtrade group has launched a new leaflet identifying Fairtrade outlets throughout Glossopdale.
School children produced the artwork. They also explain in the leaflet why they support Fairtrade and why they want others to do so.
“Fairtrade: we can make a difference,” writes Dillon Davitt of St. Andrew’s CofE Junior School, Hadfield, while Isobel Chambers of Padfield Community Primary School writes “Bring us together with Fairtrade."
A recent survey in Glossop supports their hopes. Half of those questioned bought Fairtrade products every week and a third did so at least once a month. And nine out of ten participants said they found it “easy” to shop for the Fairtrade products they wanted.
“These findings are fantastic news” said Chris Nudds, “They show that shoppers think about how their choices improve the lives of people in poorer countries. Hundreds of products carry the Fairtrade Mark and are found in local supermarkets and on the High Street.
“Buying Fairtrade helps farmers in developing countries get a fair price for their products and provide for their families. Fairtrade producers often form themselves into co-operatives, which means they are able to invest in their communities – building schools and health clinics, creating jobs and improving water supplies.”
Chris Nudds said: “We are grateful to all the children who contributed to the new leaflet and to local businesses and shopkeepers who support Fairtrade.”
Copies of the Fairtrade leaflet are freely available. If you would like some, or want to get involved, please contact Chris Nudds:
Tel: 01457 856718
Glossopdale Recognised by Fairtrade Foundation
Glossopdale Fairtrade's hard work with schools in the area has been noticed by the Fairtrade Foundation and is being used as a case study on their website! Check it out by following the link:
Poppy Mohan, winner of the Schools Competition 2015, holding the leaflet
Front cover close up! Art work by Isobel Chambers and Josh Mizon
High Peak Borough supporting Fairtrade
Fairtraders from Buxton, New Mills, Hope Valley, Whaley Bridge and Glossopdale are working together to gain Fairtrade Borough Status for the High Peak.
The Fairtrade News has hit the shelves!
Glossopdale schoolchildren, have taken a step for Fairtrade by providing material for the publication. Featuring articles, recipes, interviews and educational games, there is something for everyone in the colourful and eye-catching paper.
Published in July 2013 copies are still available from the Glossopdale Fairtrade Group:
Tel: 01457 856718