Since attending the Primary Fairtrade Conference in January, the delegates from Victoria Road School have been busy. They have encouraged Year 4 to fundraise for the Fairtrade Foundation and managed to raise an amazing £205! Rosemary Clarke went into the school to receive the cheque and dispatch it to London. She explained how none of the money would be used in the UK, but would go to help farmers improve their agriculture. This would include helping them store water – really important when climate change is bringing droughts to some areas. Some will be used to enable women farmers to have more important jobs. It has been shown that women are often better at managing affairs than men.
Fairtrade Fortnight begins on Monday. How are you going to mark it?