Young Co-operatives across the country contributed to the Fairtrade Foundation’s Big Swap campaign with a series of events during Fairtrade Fortnight (22 February-7 March).
In Sittingbourne, Kent, Young Co-operators from Fulston Manor School visited their local Age Concern to spread the Fairtrade message. Other students were treated to goods from The Co-operative Group’s Fairtrade ice cream van to celebrate the school’s achievement of exchanging 671 purchases for Fairtrade goods.
In Houston, Renfrewshire, St Filian’s Primary School held a Swap Your Cuppa tea party selling goods baked from Fairtrade products and in East Croydon, students at Al Khair school set up a Fairtrade café and created a Fairtrade breakfast.
Oakmeeds Community College Young Co-operative in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, visited a local primary school to sell Fairtrade products and were treated to a return visit of students singing Fairtrade inspired songs.
In Cambridgeshire, members of the City of Ely Community College Young Co-operative held Fairtrade assemblies with the slogan You can make a difference.
Wodensborough Technology College made a Fairtrade wagon to sell Fairtrade goods and the Glasgow Academy had an action packed two weeks, including a Fairtrade orange themed sports day.