Redden Court School, Harold Wood, celebrates becoming Havering’s first ‘fairtrade school’

Geography students learning about fairtrade

Geography students learning about fairtrade - Credit: Archant

Redden Court School has become Havering’s first “fairtrade school”.

Citizenship students campaigning for fairtrade at Redden Court School

Citizenship students campaigning for fairtrade at Redden Court School - Credit: Archant

The title, dished out by the Fairtrade Foundation, means the secondary school in Harold Wood has agreed to use and sell fairtrade products as much as possible, teach students about fairtrade in at least three subjects, and raise awareness about fairtrade regularly both in and out of school.

Staff and students have run a number of campaigns over the past two years to promote fairtrade in the school. Students learnt about fairtrade in lessons and assemblies, sold fairtrade products in school and took part in a “fairtrade relay banana race”.

Head Mr Ward said: “This is a real honour for our school. It is important that our students appreciate that by giving farmers in developing countries a fair price for their produce we improve their standard of living and help them be more independent.

“I would like to thank Mr Hendricks, the head of citizenship and PSHE, and senior students for their passion and leadership throughout the campaign and on achieving this award.”

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