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Holy Rosary Primary School, Sunnyside Crescent Belfast

The Fairtrade Council

Welcome to our updated page all about Fairtrade in Holy Rosary.

Meet the pupil council - primary 4-7 pupils

P4 – Aidan, Seanna & Suvithma
P5 – Joshua, Odhran & Jason
P6 – Angelena, Mollie & Etain
P7 – Lashuka & Maria

The Fairtrade council meet to discuss, plan and arrange Fairtrade events and campaigns. It is our aim for pupils, parents and the wider community of Holy Rosary have an increased awareness of Fairtrade.

The pupil council have been working very hard during meetings and in their classes.

Last year we began to build our school status in becoming a Fairtrade school. We had to prepare and go through the stages of this process. There are three steps which we achieved,
1. FairAware is the first Fairtrade Schools Award, we found out were Holy Rosary was in terms of understanding Fairtrade and using Fairtrade products.
2. After learning about Fairtrade for our first award, we can move onto FairActive and start taking action for Fairtrade! We carried out fundraisers, school assemblies and took part in the Big Breakfast.
3. The final step in the Fairtrade Schools Award is FairAchiever. We have successfully completed this stage, Holy Rosary has embedded Fairtrade into our daily life and work to raise awareness of Fairtrade our school and community.

To celebrate this wonderful achievement, the Fairtrade Pupil Council were able to attend a meeting with Lord Mayor Brian Kingston in his parlour in the Belfast City Hall. He was very interested in hearing all about the good work Holy Rosary has been doing for Fairtrade. We also were treated to a tour of the City Hall. We loved it!

Pupils have enjoyed our extended schools club with Miss Sinclair. There were lots of learning opportunities, the boys and girls had independent research time using the iPad or computer to inform news reports and they created updated information posters for around the school using a range of materials. The pupils found it beneficial to discover new knowledge about Fairtrade as not only does it provide a clear understanding of the meaning behind Fairtrade, it provides opportunities to explore different parts of the world. 

Come back another time to see what else we get up to.

Bye for now 😃


Fairtrade Council

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