Celebration for North Yorkshire schools


Schools from across North Yorkshire came together for the annual Fairtrade in schools event organised by the Centre for Global Education and York Fair Trade Forum.  Pupils and teachers were able to meet Fairtrade activists and retailers and hear a key note speech from Amy Trumpeter of Kigali Crafts.  Amy’s business imports and retails fairly traded crafts and fashion accessories from Rwanda, a country still recovering from bitter civil war.


Pupils from Scarborough's St. Martin Church of England School

Pupils from Scarborough’s St. Martin Church of England School

The Sheriff of York was robed up and ready to present the Fairtrade in Yorkshire school awards, in recognition of those schools that have gone the extra mile in encouraging the use of Fairtrade products in school and in the wider community.  Some of the teachers present received Global Education awards from the Centre for Global Education, marking the  completion of a recognised training course.

This was the first major Fairtrade event in the county following the declaration of Yorkshire as the UK’s first Fairtrade Region on 18th January.  Chair of the event, Rosina Gilboy, led a round of applause and encouraged everyone present to congratulate themselves on their contribution towards Yorkshire becoming a Fairtrade Region.



Award winners, York's Manor School

Award winners, York’s Manor School

St. Martin's receive their Fairtrade in Yorkshire Schools award from the Sheriff of York

St. Martin’s receive their Fairtrade in Yorkshire Schools award from the Sheriff of York

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