Sunday, 28 February 2016


Sit down for breakfast, stand up for farmers!

This week sees the launch of Fairtrade Fortnight across the country.

The theme for this year is breakfast. 

Have you ever thought about where your breakfast comes from? Where did the sugar on your cereal or in your jam come from? Or the raisins in your bowl? 
What about your orange juice? What about your favourite cup of tea or coffee?

As Martin Luther King famously said, ‘before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world’. Despite our dependence on farmers and workers for the foods, drinks and products that we love, about 795 million people are undernourished globally.
The people who grow the food we take for granted can’t always feed their own families. We can support farmers and workers to put food on the table for their families by harnessing the power of a Fairtrade breakfast.

At Kings Copse, we will be busy planning lots of activities to help raise awareness of Fairtrade over the next couple of weeks and beyond. Children will take part in special activities in their classes and the Fairtrade group have planned some activities too.

As always we will be holding our very popular 'Bring a Fairtrade Snack' to school event. Also we will be asking children to bring in any wrappers with the Fairtrade symbol on to help us make a colourful display. 
We would particularly like wrappers with a breakfast link but any wrappers will be appreciated!

As an extra challenge this year, Kings Copse have signed up for the JTS Rice Challenge! JTS has challenged schools, as well as other organisations, to sell 90kg of rice – the amount of rice sold that would enable a Malawian farmer to pay for a year’s basic secondary education for one child. 
There will be more about this soon!

Wildern Conference

To launch the event some children from Year 5 and 6 attended a Fairtrade Conference at Wildern. We learnt lots about Fairtrade and took part in some really interesting and fun activities. 
The children were great ambassadors for the school 
and we were very proud of them. 

They really enjoyed one particular challenge which involved making, packaging and presenting a new Fairtrade Breakfast bar. I am very proud to announce that Kings Copse won the prize in the best presentation category. 

Well done team!

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