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 will be holing a cafe with the theme of Ginger in our baking.
Friday 6th March 10.30am – 11.30am.
Fundraising event poster (2)
A bag of Rice Can Change a Life
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
Each class in Beatlie was given a challenge last week to record the song ‘Pablo the Banana’ to a tune of their choice.
Get the volume turned up for a special rendition from some of our entries.
We have been busy bees here at Beatlie for the last 2 weeks.
We have had lots of fun participating in lots of different Fairtrade themed activities and spreading the word for #she deserves.
£1.86* is the amount a cocoa farmer in West Africa needs to earn each day in order to achieve a living income. Currently, a typical cocoa farmer in Cote d’Ivoire lives on around 74p** a day. Almost all cocoa farmers in West Africa live in poverty.
For the women the situation is even worse. They may plant and harvest on the farm, look after children, carry water, collect wood, cook and clean for the family, and transport the cocoa beans to market but often with fewer rights than men.
We have been having a very busy first week of our Fairtrade Fortnight.
We have all participated in a special Fairtrade Assembly.
We all watched the story about Pablo the Super Banana.
We all participated in Fairtrade activities – a hunt for the Fairtrade symbol in sand tray, Shopping for Fairtrade items and a treasure hunt for pictures representing Fairtrade bananas. Lots of fun for all.
Fairtrade Fortnight 2019
The theme this year is ‘#She Deserves’ – a living income for fairtrade workers especially women growing cocoa for chocolate.
We are also participating in activities to achieve the Fairtrade Schools Award: Fair Aware Award.