Over the past twenty years Fair Trade has grown into a worldwide movement, with the FAIRTRADE Mark recognised by over seventy per cent of adults in the UK. It’s a familiar presence not just on the high street but also in towns, schools, churches, synagogues, mosques, town halls, universities, and even prisons across the country which have opted to convert to Fair Trade. It has been helped along the way by the actions of individuals, business, charities and NGOs.
From Farm to Fork is an exciting outdoor learning experience for primary schoolchildren provided by The Co-operative Farms, one of the UK’s biggest farmers. The Co-operative Farms works with over 50,000 acres of land in England and Scotland, and over 65,000 children have now experienced the world beyond the classroom through a supervised farm visit.
The Fair Traders Cooperative is offering an exciting opportunity for Young Co-operatives to purchase specially put together packs of ethically traded products – themed around Fashion, Fun, Pampering and Stationary – to sell in their co-operative enterprises in time for Christmas.
The resource pack Co-operate for Change! Fairtrade in Your School for KS2 students has been relaunched in online form.
Everybody's Business, an exciting, animated web-based resource which introduces Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 students to ethical business, is now available to explore at www.enterprisevillage.org.uk/resources/everybodysbusiness/front.html.
The Recon Young Co-operatives model enables students to run an enterprise focusing on waste management and the three ‘R’s of ‘reduce’, ‘reuse’ and ‘recycle’. The accompanying Recon pack, which is now available to download from www.enterprisevillage.org.uk, provides practical, step-by-step manufacturing guides, such as how to make jewellery and paper from waste.