Yorkshire Gets Ready For Fairtrade Fortnight

The Yorkshire Gets ready event was held on 20th January.  Schools from across the county came together to meet with Fairtrade supporters and retailers at the University of Leeds.

Fairtrade Yorkshire ran the event in conjunction with the Leeds Development Education Centre.  Gary Craig from the Wilberforce Institute gave a speech on present day child slavery, encouraging us all to ask questions about where the goods we use are made.

The pupils who took part all enjoyed the bite sized workshops, which included the making of puppets for a Fairtrade video and the up-cycling of unwanted items to create a fetching pair of flip flops (fitting with this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight theme – Take A Step).

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