This is awarded by the Fairtrade Foundation and is now achieved in 3 separate stages:
- FairAware Award
This is the first Fairtrade Schools Award, and supports your school to find out more about Fairtrade.
You need to become FairAware by:
- Registering your school
- Finding out what your students already know
- Teaching a lesson about Fairtrade
Check out Traidcraft’s free Fairtrade resources for schools, for assemblies, lesson plans and activities to help you teach Fairtrade across a range of ages and curriculum areas. Everything is available to download for free.
You can also make use of Traidcraft’s Speaker Network, and invite a volunteer to visit your school and talk about Fairtrade!
2. FairActive Award
After completing the FairAware Award, you're ready to move onto the 2nd step and take action for Fairtrade!
- Hold a Fairtrade assembly
- Set up a Fairtrade group
- Create an action plan
- Hold an event
- Choose one of the Fairtrade Foundation's action challenges!
Invite one of Traidcraft’s volunteer Speakers to your event and hold a Fairtrade stall!
It's easy to get products delivered direct to school and you can pay by invoice if this makes it easier for the accounts department. Find out how to get hold of Traidcraft Fairtrade products here.
3. FairAchiever Award
The final step in the Fairtrade Schools Award is FairAchiever. At this point the school has fully embedded fair trade into their daily life and work to raise awareness of Fairtrade in their local community.
- Adopt a Fairtrade policy for your school
- Review your Action Plan
- Embed learning
- Use Fairtrade products
- Take two of the Fairtrade Foundation's Fairtrade challenges
- Find out what your students have learned about Fairtrade
Whether through stalls, fayres, open evenings, parents' evenings, concerts or partnerships with larger local community events, there are all sorts of opportunities to take action through the school year and help friends, teachers and parents learn more about Fairtrade too!