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At the end of another Fair Trade Fortnight, it is a pleasure to announce two Divine Chocolate and Christian Aid Poetry Competitions. One in Welsh with Anni Llŷn, and the other in the English language. We would like to invite your students to take part this year. Please could you share the details of the competition below with your Welsh and English departments?

Cystadleuaeth Barddoni Divine & Cymorth Cristnogol 2017 - 'Rhannu Blas Divine' >>>

DIVINE CHOCOLATE & CHRISTIAN AID POETRY COMPETITION 2017 – ‘Sharing Tastes Divine’.

Does it make you feel good when you share? Does it make chocolate taste better? Do you feel as though you are sharing in the experiences of Fair Trade cocoa farmers?  We are calling for poems on the theme, ‘Sharing tastes Divine’. Our special judge Anni Llŷn, Children’s Poet Laureate for Wales is looking forwrd to reading and judging the poems! Leading the English judging panel is Laura Dockrill, poet, illustrator and author of the Darcy Burdock books!

How to compete in Welsh >>>

How to compete in English >>>

Closing date: 30 April 2017

A teaching resource is available (assembly presentation and PowerPoint):- 'Fair's Fair in Ghana' resource >>>

There are 2 categorise for the Welsh competition: primary and secondary. Prizes will include some Divine chocolate goodies and book tokens. The names of the winners wil be announced at the Urdd Eisteddfod.

For the English language competion, there are 3 categories: 7-11 years (primary), 12-16 years (secondary) & 17 years-adult (why not get some of the parents involved!). Prizes will include some Divine chocolate goodies, book tokens, and a film of your poem being read by acclaimed writer Laura Dockrill.

Remember, if your school working towards a Fair Trade School award, taking part in the competition can count towards this work. 



The Divine Poetry Competition 2015

Organised in partnership with Christian Aid, the competition provides teachers and leaders with an opportunity to explore the issues of fair trade with their groups, and gives young people a creative way to respond and articulate their ideas.

This year, the focus is on cocoa farmers in Ghana, and the difficult decisions they have to make for themselves and their families.

  • Welsh and one English language competitions
  • Open to everyone aged six and above. 
  • Judges are Children’s Poet Laureate of Wales, Aneirin Karadog, and children’s author, poet and songwriter, John Dougherty. 
  • Winning poems will either be read by the judge in the finalist’s school or recorded on a video.

Closing date: 1 May, 2015

  Click here for more information  


Fairtrade Fortnight Posters
Primary
Secondary

Fairtrade Fortnight schools packs will be sent out at the earliest on Tuesday 3rd February 2015. Pre-order your packs by emailing mail@fairtrade.org.uk, requesting how many you would like in English and Welsh and giving your postal address.

The resources this year are as follows -

English school pack -
Event poster
Action guide poster (resources and ideas on the back of the poster)
Large poster of a cocoa farm
Tablecloth (to be coloured in and decorated)
Balloons
Stickers

Welsh schools supplement pack -
Event poster
Action guide poster (resources and ideas on the back of the poster)

Online resources -
Assembly plan - English and Welsh
Lesson plans - English only
Powerpoint - mostly photos but some English words

The theme this year is about Choosing Products that Change Lives - the campaign is focused on tea, sugar and cocoa and aiming to raise awareness of the importance of increasing sales of these products. To do this they are telling stories of producers and why FT makes a difference - http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/fortnight. The schools side is focused on cocoa and the resources tell stories of cocoa farmers and their communities.------------


Fairtrade
Tuesday 10th Feb

This course gives teachers the opportunity to revisit the ethos behind Fairtrade, look at the surrounding issues and gives ideas for practical ways of teaching Fairtrade in the classroom. Experience the habitat of many tropical Fairtrade plants on our tour while exploring how to strengthen the Fairtrade agenda sustainably.

 

Click here for more information

 
 

The course with be run through the medium of English
Time : 09:15-15:30
Cost : £65 per teacher (includes £5 for our restaurant for lunch.)

 


Why become a Fairtrade School?
It’s an exciting and engaging way for primary and secondary pupils to
learn about, and take action on, fair trade and to make a difference.
For more ….The Fairtrade Schools Award flier.pdf

Teachers Information

Fair Trade Song Competition 2013 
 
• Want to create a Fair Trade song for your school?
• Fancy the chance to win a trophy and have your song professionally recorded?
• Take part in the Fair Trade Song Competition 2013! The competition is open to all schools in Wales and the theme this year is 'Our Fair Trade Nation'. It's a great way for children to learn more about Fair Trade, develop their musical skills and put their creative writing to the test! How to get involved -

* Step 1 - Create your song (music and lyrics)
* Step 2 - Record a performance of the song
* Step 3 - Send it to the judging panel!

Shortlisted schools will perform at the Wales World Trade Fair in Abergavenny on Sunday 6th October 2013 in a Grand Final! (there is some funding available to help with travel costs). Click on the information sheet below for details of how to enter... Fair Trade Song Competition information sheet 
For more information please email
This competition is ran by Love Zimbabwe and supported by Fair Trade Wales and the Co-operative Membership. 



Did your school carry out an exciting Fairtrade activity during Fairtrade Fortnight this year?

Fancy having the chance to win a national award and £350?

Ran by the Fairtrade Foundation, the Margaret Demidecka Fairtrade Award has been running for several years, and this year for the fifth year in a row a cash prize of £350 is offered for the best activities organised by one primary and one secondary school during Fairtrade Fortnight; this prize is to be used to strengthen Fairtrade activities in school. The competition is open to all primary and secondary schools and you don’t have to be a Fairtrade School to enter! The judging panel will be looking for innovative and interesting activities which really tell the story of Fairtrade to a wide audience. Entries will be judged on the following criteria: Impact; Imagination; Educational content; Relavance to the theme. The judges want to see that the events have really showed what Fairtrade means and how it can change the lives of producers in the developing world. You can download your Demidecka Award Form here
Return your form with evidence of your event such as photos, samples of posters, leaflets or media coverage (no more than six pages of A4) to: The Margaret Demidecka Award, Fairtrade Foundation, 3rd floor, Ibex House, 42-47 Minories, London EC3N 1DY The deadline for entries is May 17th 2013 For a little inspiration, take a look at what the winning schools did last Fairtrade Fortnight... 
Tavernspite CP School won highly commended and impressed the jury with a campaign to learn about Fairtrade footballs, get their own Fairtrade footballs and even try persuading national football clubs to purchase Fairtrade footballs for their team! Good luck! Helen

Fairtrade Fortnight 2013 Newsletter



Fair Trade Poetry Competition

Although Fairtrade Fortnight is over you can take your learning a step further by participating in the Divine/Christian Aid Poetry Competition. The title this year is ‘Chocolate is Something to Cherish’ so primary and secondary pupils can use their literary skills to get creative and compose a poem about chocolate and the issues surrounding fair trade.

Geraldine McCaughrean will judge the English language entries and the Welsh language competition judged by Eurig Salisbury, the Welsh language Children’s Poet Laureate.

Download the details and conditions from the Christian Aid Learn or Divine websites, with links to teaching resources. There are also assemblies and activities based around chocolate on the Fair Trade Wales website. You have until the 30th April 2013 – so why not get your pupils composing?

Send your entries to poetry@christian-aid.org or by post to:

Christian Aid, 5 Station Road, Radyr, Caerdydd, CF15 8AA

DIVINE / CHRISTIAN AID FAIRTRADE POETRY
COMPETITION

My Chocolate Shop

Imagine owning your own chocolate shop! My Chocolate Shop is the title of this years Divine/Christian Aid Poetry Competition. This competition has moved to the Spring term so teachers can take advantage of celebrating FT Fortnight and indulge in some literacy work! This year, for the first time, we have a Welsh language competition judged by the new Welsh-language Children’s Poet Laureate, Eurig Salisbury. The competition categories are 7-11 and 12-16. There is also a 17+ age group for English language contestants only.

Further details can be found on the
flyers attached and coming soon on our websites, where you’ll also find resources for teachers – links below.

Christian Aid                   Divine Chocolate

We’d love to see lots of pupils from Wales taking part this year, so please pass this message on! 
Imagine owning your own chocolate shop! My Chocolate Shop is the title of this years Divine/Christian Aid Poetry Competition. This competition has moved to the Spring term so teachers can take advantage of celebrating FT Fortnight and indulge in some literacy work! This year, for the first time, we have a Welsh language competition judged by the new Welsh-language Children’s Poet Laureate, Eurig Salisbury. The competition categories are 7-11 and 12-16. There is also a 17+ age group for English language contestants only. Further details can be found on the and coming soon on our websites, where you’ll also find resources for teachers – links below.                     

Fair Trade Workshops : National Botanic Garden of Wales

Session Three – 16.00 – 12th June 2012
Checking you are ready to apply for the Fairtrade flag
Uploading your evidence on line
Celebrating your success
Session Two – 16.00 – 21st February 2012
School case studies
Building up your portfolio
Sharing good practice
Checking progress
Session One – 16.00 – 18th January 2012
What is Fairtrade?
What does your school gain from Fairtrade?
Registering for the programme on line
Five elements of the Fair Trade programme
Developing an action plan


Fair Trade Fortnight -  28th February - 13th March 2011

First Fair Trade flag in Carmarthenshire - Ysgol Llanddarog

Register on line at http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/schools/
Fair Trade Fortnight in Carmarthenshire - Newsletter Bilingual(Dwyiethog)
Pythefnos Masnach Deg yn Sir Gâr 2011.doc


 

 Schools in Carmarthenshire with a Fair Trade Flag
Ysgol Llanddarog       Ysgol Dyffryn Tâf       Ysgol Iau Llangennech Junior School
Ysgol Talacharn/Laugharne School      Rhyd-y-gors Day Centre

 


 

 

 



To become a Fairtrade School you need to meet 5 goals

  • Set up a Fairtrade School Steering Group with at least half the committee being pupils which meets at least once a term.
  • Write and adopt a Fairtrade Policy which has the support of the board of Governors and is signed by the Head teacher.
  • Use and sell Fairtrade products as much as possible.
  • Learn about Fairtrade in at least three subjects in two year groups.
  • Take action for Fairtrade at least once a term in the school and once a year in the community.

 

To visit the Fair Trade Wales web site click here

 

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