THE School Council at Burley & Woodhead CE Primary School have been busy continuing to raise awareness of Fairtrade.

They prepared a school assembly on the many Fairtrade products available from ice-cream to wedding rings, to fairtrade Gingerbread! They then ran their second Fairtrade cafe raising a huge £290.13 for the Fairtrade Foundation.

The school has achieved Fair Active status with the Fairtrade Schools Awards and is currently working towards the Fair Achiever Award. Being a Fairtrade School means joining a worldwide movement where young people learn that, whatever their age, they have the power to make a difference in the world.

Head teacher Joanne Siddall said: “The Fairtrade Schools Awards offers our pupils a great opportunity to look at global issues such as where our food comes from and how we are connected to people around the world.

“Through our work with the Fairtrade Foundation, students learn a range of skills, from teamwork and co-operation, persuasive writing to running a stall and cafe. We look forward to much more exciting fairtrade projects to come.”