Fairtrade at Eastcroft Park
Fair trade is fully established at Eastcroft Park. The school has a policy to only use Fairtrade footballs in PE lessons. We have also purchased Fairtrade netballs, which we will continue to do as we replace old stock so that both netball and football only use Fairtrade balls. Fairtrade lessons are taught in all years during Fairtrade fortnight.
Fairtrade Friends Co-operative
We have a pupil-run Fairtrade Friends Co-operative who run a variety of activities to spread the Fairtrade message, fund further Fairtrade events and support national and international charities.
They run/support the following using Fairtrade products:
Fairtrade Friday Tuck Shop (weekly)
Fairtrade Film Club Tuck shop (weekly)
Hot chocolate mornings
Breakfast with Santa (heavily subsidised by the Friends so that it is accessible to all children).
Run a Fairtrade stall at the Christmas fair (to further promote the Fairtrade message)
Make donations of Fairtrade chocolate hampers (to raffle) to support the Oxfam and Macmillan charities.
Purchase the Fairtrade footballs for the infant and junior playgrounds.
Run a series of lunch time activities over Fairtrade fortnight for the children, including funding the activities (where applicable). They also run a free Fairtrade coffee morning for parents.
Organise either a Fairtrade football or netball interhouse competition.
Run a Fairtrade stall at the Kirkby festival to spread the Fairtrade message to the local community.
Work alongside children from other Kirkby collaborative schools to create activities/competitions for all schools to partake in during Fairtrade fortnight.
Over our time as a Fairtrade school we have produced a Fairtrade radio broadcast (broadcas on local radio); ran ‘Big Brews’ in the local community; held a Fairtrade street party (to celebrate the Royal wedding); supported the Trainers for Trainers charity (raises money to help train/educate farmers etc. to run their Fairtrade business) and donated Fairtrade footballs to local and international schools.