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90KG Rice Challenge – UPDATE

Beatlie 90KG Rice Challenge 2019

This year Beatlie is supporting the rice challenge.

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 school has bought in the rice and is kindly subsidising the cost (normally £3.20) to £1.20 a bag.

If you would like to support the cause and buy a bag, or two, please fill in the slip which will be sent home in school diaries and send it into school. There is a choice of white or brown rice.

 This rice has won a Great Taste award and is the most ethical rice on the market according to Ethical Consumer magazine.

 

Thank you in anticipation.

Eco committee/Rights Respecting Schools Committee

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/wl/beatlieblog/2019/11/07/90kg-rice-challenge/

90KG Rice Challenge

 

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

 

Fair Trade Tuck Shop


Article 32 (child labour)

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

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.

 

 

2018 Interschools Sports Event

This year at Beatlie, we held the second annual Interschools Sports event. This year our sport was rounders.

Children from the primary departments in Beatlie, Pinewood and Ogilvie Schools sent small groups of children to form two teams for the day. The children and staff all really enjoyed the event, as well as getting to meet up with some new faces!

We would like to say a massive well done to all of the children who participated in the event, and a huge thank you to all of the staff from Pinewood, Ogilvie and Active Schools who helped make the day such a success, as well as the parents who visited to cheer on the children.

See you all at next year’s event!

Fairtrade Tuck Shop

Article 32 (child labour)

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.

Beatlie School

Rights Respecting Schools Fairtrade Tuck Shop

Coming Friday 27th April 2018

 

Products sourced from Traidcraft

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     £1

Geo Mixed Berries Bar         60p

Divine Milk Chocolate Bar      £1

Geo Sticks                                   £1

Fruit & Oat Cookies                  90p

Double Chunck Cookies           90p

The Rights Respecting committee will be going round the classes every Friday – if you or your child would like to buy a Fairtrade treat for the weekend, please send in money for them to purchase what they want.

 

 

Litter Heroes

Rights Respecting Schools: Article 29 (goals of education)
Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other
cultures, and the environment.

Beatlie pupils have been very busy this term out and about in the community helping others by joining thousands of others to show we care about where we live, work and spend our leisure time.

We want to claim back our streets and parks and  keep Scotland beautiful and have taken the Keep Scotland Beautiful pledge to do our bit for Scotland.

Keep Scotland Beautiful Campaign – Community Litter Pick

On Monday Beatlie School Campus put their yellow bibs on and went out into the local community of Craigshill with a mission aking part in a Clean Up and get all the children and staff out into the fresh air together, enjoy some exercise, and make a real, visible difference at the same time.

 

Wriggly Litter Less Campaign

Last week, pupils from Glendevon and Ochiltree made a second trip to the Falkirk Wheel to do a litter pick along the canalside. Their aim to reduce plastic waste and the pollution of our water system. The children did a fantastic work with the support from Scottish Waterways and Keep Scotland Beautiful.

We had great weather both days we went litter picking and this helped keep spirits up as we walked along the canalside.

The children managed an impressive 31kg of rubbish on our first visit and 25kg on our second visit.

Although very happy with our work, it still disappoints us to know how much litter is still getting dropped and how this is affecting our countyside and ourselves!

 

 

 

Pentland’s Fair Trade Activities

RRS article 29

Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.

In Pentland we listened to stories about Fair Trade. The favourite was ‘Yes I Do Know All About Chocolate’. Some of the children enjoyed fair trade bananas for snack and of course we did some cooking using fair trade ingredients. We also used some lovely fair trade African fabric to create a beautiful wall hanging and useful box.
We made chocolate cake to take to whole school snack where everyone enjoyed yummy fair trade goodies.