What a fantastic 2 weeks of Fairtrade Activities we have immersed ourselves in at Beatlie.
Thank you to all the staff for providing and supporting the children in participating in such fun activities and sharing the message of how important it is for us all to support Fairtrade Farmers and Workers in the world we live in today!
This annual campaign, brings together everyone interested in fighting for justice for people and our planet.
Fairtrade, Climate and You
In Fairtrade Fortnight 2021, we will focus on the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers and workers in the communities Fairtrade works with. Farmers and workers are feeling the impact of the climate emergency now despite having contributed to it the least.
They tell us that:
Climate change is one of their biggest challenges right now.
Low prices for their crops mean that they are struggling to fight back.
With more money through Fairtrade, they feel more equipped to meet their everyday needs and deal with the challenges posed by climate change.
This Fairtrade Fortnight, we are asking you to #ChooseTheWorldYouWant
Friday saw Beatlie have another fantastic cafe supported by staff, friends and family who all enjoyed a selection of cakes and biscuits made from our specially selected spices: Nutmeg, Ginger, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Sugar, Honey.
Thank you everyone for supporting Fairtrade – we collected £105 which will be sent off to the Fairtrade foundation.
Please click on the link below for further information on Fairtrade.
Fairtrade Fortnight is back Monday 24 February – Sunday 8 March 2020; with the focus this year on cocoa. For two weeks each year, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks and who grow the cotton in our clothes, people who are often exploited and underpaid. Run by the Fairtrade Foundation, Fairtrade Fortnight highlights the mission of Fairtrade – is to ensure that all farmers are paid fairly for their work and are able to earn a living income.
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
Beatlie Tuck shop will be starting up again next week. Divine Fair Trade Milk Chocolate and Traidcraft Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies £1 each. We will be going round classes on a Wednesday#BeeMidweek Treat#BeeFairactive