Fairtrade Conference for Schools

Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th February 2018 from 10am-2pm

Wells Cathedral is working with the Fairtrade Foundation to put on an exciting event that explores fairtrade.

Come on in – a carousel of 3 interactive workshops:

  • Listen to real stories from farmers and workers in poor countries and find out how fairtrade can make a difference
  • Explore what can be done to challenge injustice and poverty through playing a fair/unfair game
  • Step into the shoes of children living in Zambia, Malawi and Eritrea with artefacts, photos and food tastings!

Contact Jessica Witchell, Education Officer for info and booking on education@wellscathedral.net.uk or 01749 674483

Aimed at KS2 pupils @ £3.90 per pupil. Limited spaces so book early to avoid disappointment. Come as a group or a class.

Download a Fairtrade Conference Booking Form here and a FairTrade Schools Conference 2018 poster.

Tuesday 28 February 2017 from 10.00 – 2.00pm

49 children from three different schools took part in the 2017 Fairtrade Conference for Schools on 28th February focusing on ‘breaks’ with children taking part in workshops.

Here are some comments from the children who attended:

‘I liked the shape making because it was fun and we got to join in with other schools.’ Joe, Year 5

‘I quite liked the building structure; the Chapter House with the way it went up in the middle and how detailed it was.’ Max, Year 5

‘The best thing was making new friends from different schools.’ Casey, Year 6

‘The banking workshop was my favourite because it showed you how different countries might be.’ Monty, Year 6

‘I like it being in Wells Cathedral and having the workshops in different parts of it.’ Year 6 child

‘Being split into different workshops was good. My favourite was the one where we tried the food and found out about different countries. Year 4 child

‘I liked the clock and how it showed where the moon was going to be and the knights going round’. Year 5 child

trading game 2
laura in Chapter House looking at artefacts