On Friday 18 May at Halifax Minster will be the fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference for Primary schools.
The fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference brings together Primary Schools from across Calderdale to celebrate World Fair Trade Day. The conference will ignite enthusiasm and interest in both pupils and teachers to maintain awareness and understanding of Fairtrade and how it can be taught within busy classrooms.
Interactive workshops involving creative arts, drama, and real life stories, from fairandfunky, Fair Grounds, Fair Connections and Suma Wholefoods will take delegates on a Fairtrade Adventure around the world and discover how to take a break with Fairtrade!
The conference is supported by The Fairtrade Foundation and Eco-Schools, and will help schools progress on both the Fairtrade Schools Award and ‘Eco-Schools’ journey. During lunch delegates will be able to enjoy networking opportunity with sponsors and workshop providers and shop in the ethical marketplace. The event will close with certificate presentations from Holly Lynch MP.
fairandfunky is a Community Interest Company with the mission statement: empowering people to take little steps to change the world. The profits are reinvested into the company so they can deliver workshops for free to community groups, develop a fairandfunky festival and eventually train and employ local people.
As individuals we have the power to make a positive difference in the world; through the way we act, what we wear, where we shop and what we do. fairandfunky enables people to make those positive choices and empowers people to take their own little steps to change the world.
fairandfunky School Workshops
Keighley fairandfunky deliver interactive workshops on 3 key global themes: recycling, the environment and Fairtrade; to schools and community groups. The workshops are adapted to suit either KS1 or KS2 and educate children on the issues presented by these 3 key global themes. The workshops range from creative arts to debates; from roleplay to junk modelling with a difference. All of which are suitable for a school based environment and youth groups such as guiding and scouting.