Fairtrade school

Manchester is a fairtrade diocese and encourages its church schools to become fairtrade schools.

These schools have to achieve five goals:

  • Set up a Fairtrade School Steering Group, at least half of which are pupils or students and which meets at least once a term.
  • Adopt a whole-school Fairtrade Policy.
  • Use, sell and promote Fairtrade products as much as possible.
  • Learn about Fairtrade in at least three subjects in each of two year groups.
  • Promote and takes action for Fairtrade at least once a term in school and once a year in the wider community.

The goals don’t have to be followed in any particular order and will probably take a school a year or more to gather the evidence together.