Beyond the Classroom

Fairtrade Fortnight

From 24th of February to the 9th of March 2014 fair-trade fortnight is taking place. 2014 fair-trade is all about bananas, they are the most popular fruit in the world and 2 years ago we spent over £550 million on bananas.



Why would you fundraise?

All the money we raise is going to the fair-trade innovation fund. Its not just bananas you can buy and not just food .Here are just some of the foods you can buy to raise money: chocolate, coffee, honey, and hot chocolate, ice-cream.

What is fair-trade?

Fair-trade is all about preferred prices, better cooperative surroundings, and local sustainability, and generous circumstances for farmers and employees in the growing earth.

Who are the producers?

At the heart of the fair-trade arrangement are the farmers and employees who are representatives of fair-trade accredited composed grouping.

Our opinion

We think that fair-trade is very important and is one of the best fundraisers around today. We think it is good you can buy other stuff like cotton. There is no difference in fair-trade cotton and normal cotton.


Foncho is a banana farmer from Cienago, Colombia. Foncho works hard just like us and loves his family, just as most males he likes football. Foncho wants to earn a fair amount to get the basic needs for his family (what we take for granted) and if he makes enough money he is going to send his children to school. Foncho is coming to the UK to ask us to support him this fair-trade fortnight.


We interviewed our buddies to ask them what they thought about fair-trade. We asked them 4 questions.

Question one was what do you like about fair-trade and why? They said "yes, I like fair-trade because it gives people in poorer countries money".

Another question we asked them was do you like that this year is all about bananas and why? They said "bananas are 1 of your 5 a day."

Question 3 is: are you glad our school takes part is this event? Emma, Alisha and Abbie said "Yes, because it makes people aware of it."

The Final question we asked them was; why do you buy fair-trade products? They said " It's good to know that you're helping.buddies


Erin & Fiona



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