Fairtrade Steering Group Minutes

Minutes taken from School Council and Eco Council

School Council Oct 2010
Actions Arising

1. Mr Rothwell to work on developing a draft policy and action plan in order to gain fairtrade status. He will bring this to the next school council meeting.

2. School council to research in more detail what Fairtrade is, with a view to doing an assembly for the rest of the school.

3. Section to be setup on the school website documenting everything we do.

Eco Council Oct 2010
Action Arising

1. Mr Williams and Mrs Heal spoke to the Eco Council about what Fairtrade is and it's imapct.

2. Mr Williams agreed to do a whole school assembly explainging what Fairtrade is and why it is so important.


Fairtrade Links

020 7405 5942 (London) www.fairtrade.org.uk
All you need to know about Fairtrade, plus teaching resources,
lesson and assembly ideas, photos of farmers,
case studies of producers, video,
board game, powerpoints.

Action Aid

Excellent resources and teacher packs especially the Chembakolli - Life and
Change in an Indian Village - tea party, videos, posters.




Romero Close, London, SW9 9TY 020 7733 7900
Primary Schools
Secondary Schools
Fairtrade resources, lesson & assembly resources, whiteboard activity,
powerpoint presentation. Also great information about Trade Justice,
Make Poverty History- the wider global issues.
Teacher packs, videos games, petitions, campaign materials,
writing to MPs/companies.

Christian Aid

Also www.globalgang.org
Great teaching resources for the wider global issues. Lesson plans,
activity sheets, childrens pages with online game. Similar to the Cafod website.

Comic Relief

5th Floor, 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP 020 7850 5555
Database of images, videos, audio, interactive whiteboard, documents.
Comic Relief's Fairtrade Chocolate, Dubble:
(Great fun for children - log on and become a
double agent! Its all about Fairtrade chocolate.) Database of images,
videos, audio, interactive whiteboard, documents.

 The Co-operative Group

0800 068 6727 Teaching and resource pack for primary schools (KS2).
The pack includes lots of classroom activities specially designed to introduce
Fairtrade to KS2 students. For more information see

 Global Dimension

Wide range of classroom resources on Fairtrade and related themes for all age groups.

International Cocoa Organisation

Trade Section as part of A-Z guide.

Labour Behind the Label

Great website especially for secondary. Looks at working conditions
of clothes makers for our fashion industry. Campaign postcards for
High Street shops, posters of trainers etc.

Make Poverty History

Trade justice campaign materials.


01202 715 933
Online resources,
curriculum ideas, books, videos, posters and games.

Trade Justice campaign for 6th form students.


Free pack containing posters, DVD-ROM,
lesson plans, assemblies.
Downloadable poetry book. Based around
Millennium Development Goals.

Send My Friend

The website contains lesson plans to help you explore
why many children are
missing out on an education and steps for making buddies.

Trade Justice Movement



Kingsway, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE11 0NE 0191 491 0591
Assemblies, lesson plans, images, primary reference materials, games, curriculum links.


Videos, information packs, teaching aids, games.