Four St. Mary’s students were lucky enough to be a part of the Fairtrade Celebration Event which was held in the Banqueting Suite of Leeds Civic Hall on 9 March.
The event was organised by Leeds Development Education Centre, an educational charity which has been raising awareness of global sustainable development issues with people in West Yorkshire for over 30 years.
Tom Allen, Sam Clifford-Hassan (Year 10), Charlotte Oredecki and Hannah Jenkins (Year 7) represented St. Mary’s and were accompanied by Mrs Hayes. The event was attended by both primary and secondary pupils who enjoyed the whole experience. The St. Mary’s students were joined by the Lord Mayor of Leeds who was interested to hear about Fairtrade activities held within school.
The pupils undertook a 'Divine' chocolate tasting activity which went down very well, along with two separate workshops. They also took part in an activity which they want to try out at school - so watch this space .....
Four St. Mary’s students were lucky enough to be a part of the Fairtrade Celebration Event which was held in the Banqueting Suite of Leeds Civic Hall on 9 March
We have given much of the produce away as prizes for Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 activities.
The event will take place in our Staffroom and will raise money to help Simphiwe Ndlovu, our Bambisanani Teacher
Our Newman Group are selling the special Advent calendars in school.
By Benedict Kershaw, Head Boy
As a proud Fairtrade School, we are taking part in Fairtrade Fortnight 2015, which lasts from 23 February until 8 March. Choose products that change lives!
Following a considerable amount of hard work from students and staff, St. Mary’s Menston have been awarded Fairtrade Schools Status.