Busy time for Fairtrade in Craven

It has been a busy time in Craven schools during Fairtrade Fortnight.

Breakfast at Giggleswick Primary

Breakfast at Giggleswick Junior School

There were a total of 11 Fairtrade breakfasts in Craven primary schools, together with 4 Fairtrade bake competitions, lots of learning in lessons, 5 Fairtrade stalls in primary and secondary schools, a Fairtrade coffee morning, more than 20 Fairtrade assemblies, a photographic competition, designing hats for Fairtrade farmers at Ermysted’s Grammar School, a quiz night at Glusburn Primary School, and teachers dressing up as bananas for the day at Skipton Girls’ High School and raising more than £500 for the Fairtrade Foundation.

Here is a write up from Glusburn Primary School:

“On Friday 11th march, we celebrated the final day of Fair trade Fortnight by enjoying a delicious breakfast!!!
The children arrived in their pyjamas with a Fairtrade banana each. To this we added toast with FT honey and jam and we drank FT hot chocolate. Delicious!!  The children were very careful when spreading their toast with jam and they made note of how bread changes in texture and colour when it is heated. We thought about the FT farmers and how they would benefit from the sale of their products by being fairly paid.”

At Carleton CofE Primary School there were two competitions held to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight.  The rule of the Selfie Competition was to take a photograph of yourself eating breakfast in an unusual place.  The winner, Connie lives on a farm so decided to visit the cows.  A ‘cup of chocolate’ took the prize in the Fairtrade Cake Bake.

Connie's winning photo

Connie’s winning photo

The Quakers in Skipton organised an amazing brunch in the Meeting House. The homemade granola was the best granola ever tasted and included seven Fairtrade ingredients – brazil nuts, soft brown sugar, dark brown Muscovado sugar, dried apricots, mango, pineapple and banana. The lady who master minded it is Jette Howard.


Mid-way through Fair Trade Fortnight, a Fair Trade breakfast was held at the Broughton Hall near Skipton. With the message ‘Stand up for Farmers’, there was information about how farmers in developing countries can be helped, as well as an emphasis on the problems facing dairy farmers in the local area.Skipton

Read the West Yorkshire and the Dales Diocesan Rural Officer’s write up of the event on the Diocesan website.


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