Beatlie School Campus takes on 90kg rice challenge to give a helping hand to Malawian farmers and their families.
Beatlie School Campus will be helping to make a huge difference to the lives of farmers in Malawi and their families by taking part in the 90kg rice challenge.
Malawi is one of the world’s poorest countries and less than 1 in 4 children are able to attend secondary school. The 90kg rice challenge was inspired by the fact that if a farmer can sell just 90 x 1kg of Kilombero rice at a fair price, they will be able to send a child to Secondary School for a year.
By taking part in the challenge Beatlie are looking to show that by simply making changes to the way we buy food, fair trade can help to transform the lives of some of the world’s poorest people.
The Rice will be being sold by Beatlie at £3.20 per 1KG Bag.
“It’s amazing to see the enthusiasm that Beatlie have had in taking on the 90kg rice challenge. By taking part they’re helping to create a brighter future for the people of Malawi and their children – James Johnstone JTS
By simply buying a bag of rice we can all make a huge difference by helping to unlock the potential of people and communities and tackle inequality in Malawi and elsewhere. – John Riches JTS
As you can imagine, it has been a busy couple of weeks in Glendevon.
We have been having lots of fun in the run up to Christmas – enjoying making all our lovely decorations and shortbread for our Xmas stall. Thank you to everyone for their support.
We have also been enjoying some new stories about Christmas during our story massage group – Alison has been working hard to make the stories fun to enjoy: The night before Christmas and When Santa got stuck up the Chimney.
We have been enjoying listening to and joining in some Christmas songs and we have been rehearsing for our show next week – so we hope that you can come join us and see how well we have been doing – and maybe be have a laugh too!
Glendevon have been enjoying making some Christmas art to take home and decorate the house.
Have a lovely holiday when it comes and we wish you all a good New Year.
Governments must protect children from economic exploitation and work that is dangerous or might harm their health, development or education. Governments must set a minimum age for children to work and ensure that work conditions are safe and appropriate.
Due to the success we had last session, we are continuing our Fair Trade Tuck Shop for another session.
This term, we are trying a different day – a midweek pick me up is what we need so our new day for the Tuck Shop will be a Wednesday.
Products sourced from
Traidcraft stands for changing peoples’ lives through fair trade, saving vanishing traditional skills from extinction, and celebrating a world of creativity and culture through quality fair trade products. They advocate the importance of organic farming, sustainability, and transparency to the lives of growers and artisans around the world.
Divine White Chocolate Bar/Milk Chocolate/Caramel Chocolate Bars £1
Geo Mixed Berries Bar 60p
Geo Sticks £1
Fruit & Oat Cookies 90p
Double Chunck Cookies 90p
A representative from Glendevon will be going round the classes every Wednesday – if you or your child would like to buy a Fairtrade treat for a pick-me-up, please send in money for them to purchase what they want.
Thanks to everyone who came to the Fair – I’m sure you left substantially lighter in the wallet!! There were so many creative gifts and tasty treats it was impossible to resist. Here is a ‘before the event’ preview.
The school made £820 in total. The charity chosen on the day was Sunndach who will receive £82. The Parent Council were also raising money for the school and had a stall selling a variety of delicious baking as well as the Beatlie Bee Bags. Thank you to them for all their hard work.
Thank you to all who came along – I think you’ll agree there was a happy, festive atmosphere which was lovely to be part of.
What a fantastic day of fundraising and fun we had for Children in Need this year! We raised a magnificent £422.07 with our coffee morning, jumble sale and photo taking. The class teams all put a huge effort into decorating the dining hall and making deliciously yummy treats for the coffee morning. Glendevon did a marvellous job with their jumble sale and there’s a photo in the gallery of two very happy customers with their purchase – happy sledging! Thank you to everyone who attended, donated and supported our successful fundraiser.
The Gold Heart Art Gallery held in aid of The Childrens Variety Club Charity was a great success. Thanks to all those who attended. Over £400 was raised and a lot of happy people acquired unique art work to take home with them! All the pupils were involved in making the individual pieces and each class produced a collective piece to be auctioned. Please view the slide show below to see pictures of the the event and the lead up to it.
Glendevon provided a dark, scary room for all the classes to visit on halloween.The boys made pumpkin pies for everyone to taste and made ghosts and pumpkins to scare everyone. There was tasty green punch and hidden guts to feel too.