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AXMINSTER: School’s fair trade status

Thursday, 15 May 2014

St. Mary’s Primary School in Axminster has achieved Fairtrade School Status, awarded by The Fairtrade Foundation. The award is formally known as FairAchiever Award and is valid for three years. Members of the school council began working with reception class teacher Dr Trew towards becoming a Fairtrade school in the spring term of 2012. A school spokesperson said: “During the last two years the school council has helped to organise Fairtrade stalls, and special Fairtrade events such as Big Brew in 2013 and Fairtrade Fun with Bananas in 2014. “The children have written letters to various groups within the school community (governors, staff, and PTFA) to ask them to consider buying Fairtrade items whenever possible. “New Fairtrade polo shirts have been purchased for the school and are being used in PE lessons. “Fairtrade tea and coffee has been served at school events. “We really believe that buying Fairtrade is an important way we can help to improve the lives of the people who grow our food and supply many of the things we use every day, and we are really delighted to have this award. “Congratulations to our whole school community on such a fantastic achievement.”

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