Schools Competition

Go Baaaarmy - Fairtrade Yorkshire film competition

We are running a competition for schools across Yorkshire to celebrate the messages of Fairtrade and Yorkshire becoming the UK’s first Fairtrade region.

How: Schools/youth groups create a short, eye-catching, fun film (up to 2 minutes long) promoting the message of Fairtrade. You can use pictures, props, animation or puppets to communicate! The content of the film is up to you, but we are interested in exploring links between Yorkshire and Fairtrade.

When: Fairtrade Fortnight 2013 (25th Feb to 10th March)

What? One idea would be to think of something that is seen to be from Yorkshire (eg Yorkshire tea) and explore how ‘Yorkshire’ it really is. Or explore Yorkshire identity, how does Yorkshire today compare with the stereotypes about Yorkshire? What does becoming the first Fairtrade region say about ‘Yorkshire values’ and Yorkshire’s relationship with the rest of the world? What has Yorkshire brought to the world (inventions, Olympics, famous people)? How do we feel becoming the first Fairtrade region?

For more ideas and inspiration, try the Fairtrade Foundation website or pop into Leeds DEC to look at our vast range of teaching resources related to Fairtrade.

Closing date: Friday March 15th

Prize £200 and Fairtrade hamper and Certificate awarded at your school/ special event

Next steps: Upload your film to Youtube and send the link to Finalists will be selected and links uploaded to the Fairtrade Yorkshire website . Public voting will start from Friday 22nd March to Monday 22nd April. The film with the most ‘likes’ wins!

Conditions: Please ensure all films comply with your Child Protection policies

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