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Fairtrade Council

At Old Basing Infants we have an active Fairtrade Council. The group consists of two representatives from each class in year 1 and year 2.  Our work on Fairtrade allows the pupils to develop their understanding of global issues such as where our food comes from and how we are connected to people around the world.


Our Fairtrade councillors for each class are shown below.


Hare Class -

Squirrel Class - Charlie and Phoebe

Fox Class -

Barn owl Class - Holly and Finley

Badger Class - Freya and Jacob

Otter Class - Max and Alina


The School recently achieved the FairActive School award and this year the Fairtrade Council will be working towards achieving the FairAchiever award.


During their first meeting the children discussed what they would like to include on this Fairtrade page to help support their learning of Fairtrade at home. The children have worked together to create a statement to explain what Fairtrade means:


Fair Trade means that the farmers get a fair price for their products such as coffee beans, coco beans, fruit and vegetables. Fair trade makes sure that the hard working farmers have a safe environment and their products are priced correctly. We know if the product is Fairtrade because it has a Fairtrade logo on it.

The link below takes you to an interactive story about Pablo the Super Banana and an interactive game based on the story.