Becoming a Fairtrade aware school
YEAR 5 BANANA WEEK
Year 5’s finished wall display– Work completed during ‘Banana Week’
This year the Fairtrade organisation came up with a plan to help farmers get a better deal for the foods they produce. It has been clear for a long time that certain people who are involved with the different products we buy do not get a fair price for the job they do, in comparison to other people who are involved along the journey from the fileds to the shops and supermakets.
To raise awareness and spread the word, a Fairtrade fortnight was set up for schools to learn more about the subject and spread the word about what is happening to farmers around the world.
To get involved in this event at Ysgol San Sior, year 5 have taken part in ‘Banana week’. This gave them the chance to learn more about Fairtrade bananas, where they come from and how the money made from bananas is shared. Some of the information was quite shocking, for example a banana picker who works between 12 and 14 hours a day, picking and carrying heavy bags of bananas in the boiling sun only earns 1p for each banana he or she picks!
|Jamie explains the role of the banana importer and the cost of moving all the bananas from South America.|
The class created a ‘Banana split’ diagram to show how the money would be split if each banana cost 30p. Here are a couple of examples from Mia and Erin;
|By Mia Owen||By Erin Deckwa|
The class then used the data collected to create bar graphs. These really showed the difference between how much the different people in the journey of a banana make.
A graph to show how much the different people in the journey of a banana make, if the banana costs 30p
|By Nell Pethig||By Sofia Pitton|
At the end of the week, Year 5 held a whole school assembly to share all the interesting facts they had found out about Fairtrade. We hope it will now make even more people think about what they buy next time they go to the shops or supermarkets.
|We made paper bananas and filled them with Fairtrade facts to put on our Fairtrade display.|
|Ted just couldn’t resist a quick snack before lunch time|
GO BANANAS FOR FAIRTRADE!!!!
|10/4/2014FairAwareToday we have decided to apply to be a Fairtrade, FairAware School. What did this entail?Children from year 5 have been communitcating with other juniors from around the school to gather information for a questionnaire on Fairtrade and its ideas. The questions were asked to members of years 4,5 and 6 and the results were then brought together and recorded. Year 5 have also recently taken part in banana week and then presented their work and findings in a whole school assembly. These activities will now be submitted to the Fairtrade association and we will wait to hear their response as to whether we will be accepted as a Fairtrade school.|
We (Aaron, Keating and Sadie) are the steering group of the schools Fairtrade Committee. We are trying to be a Fairtrade school where farmers get a fair price for what they grow. We have learnt this week that some of the chocolate that we eat comes from farms in the
Ivory Coast where children are forced to work and in some farms they get just 8p a day for working 12hrs.
Out of the 80 million chocolate Easter eggs sold each year in the
UK, The Real Easter Egg is the first and only Fairtrade chocolate Easter egg to explain the Christian understanding of Easter. A sizeable donation from profits go to farmers allowing them to invest in their community buying everything from school books and solar panels to providing fresh water.
The Real Easter Egg contains Fairtrade certified ingredients. Fairtrade means that farmers and growers in developing countries receive a fair price, plus an additional Fairtrade Premium to invest in community projects – giving them more control over their lives.
This year the Real Easter Egg has a free activity pack in the box which includes the Easter story, activity poster, free itune download and a sticker set.
Each egg costs £3.99, is made from 125g of high quality Fairtrade milk chocolate,
If you would like to order The Real Easter Egg please return the form below by tomorrow. We will be making NO profit from the sales.
THIS WILL BE OUR FIRST OF MANY FAIRTRADE EVENTS!
THE SLIP BELOW HAS TO BE RETURNED BY FRIDAY 8TH MARCH
…………………………… name of child from class……………………………..
Would like to order ………. Eggs at £3.99 each