Fairtrade Primary Conference underway!

Our fourth Primary School Fairtrade conference is underway at Legislative Buildings, Douglas, today. We have groups of Year 5 and 6 students from 17 primary schools around the Island joining us to learn all about Fairtrade and how getting a fair price and the Fairtrade premium really makes a difference to farmers and producers in developing countries. Our keynote speaker is Robin Stewart, who is Vice Chair of Scotland Fairtrade Forum as well as a board member of the local Manx Co-operative Society which has kindly supported the event. The students are now working their way through a series of workshops including one where they find out about (and taste!) Fairtrade chocolate and also debate in the Tynwald Chamber.

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