Pupils mark fortnight

Trading Fairly - St.Joseph's Catholic Primary School year six pupils Sam Allen, Ollie Clay, Jasmine Shirley and Eleanor Conroy celebrated their status as a Fairtrade school with a special assembly for Fairtrade Fortnight.
Trading Fairly - St.Joseph's Catholic Primary School year six pupils Sam Allen, Ollie Clay, Jasmine Shirley and Eleanor Conroy celebrated their status as a Fairtrade school with a special assembly for Fairtrade Fortnight.
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Dedicated pupils have helped their school achieve the prestigious Fairtrade Status for the second year running.

St Joseph’s Primary, in Matlock, is the only school to achieve the ethical accolade, in Derbyshire.

Teachers and youngsters host on-going projects throughout the year, including having a fairtrade stall in the school.

To mark Fairtrade Fortnight pupils will be supporting a world record bid to create the longest string of bunting and are set to decorate 22 pieces of fairtrade cotton.

On Monday pupils on the fairtrade committee hosted an assembly to remind classmates of the benefits of buying fairly traded goods.

Teacher Joyce Brown, who leads the school’s fairtrade committee, said: “The children want to make people aware that not everybody is as fortunate as we are. They are keen to help others to have a better lifestyle and a better way of living.

“It is all done on a voluntary basis so they are involved because they want to be. They are very committed.”