Introducing our schools event


 Mark and Sylvia show off some teaching resources.

Mark and Sylvia show off some teaching resources.

This year’s Schools Conference will take place at the same venue on Thursday Jan 23rd 2014.. Last year York St John University kindly hosted the second Fairtrade Schools Conference here in York on Wednesday 23rd January,, arranged by York Fair Trade Forum and the Centre for Global Education.

A large number of Primary and Secondary pupils attended, representing schools in the York area and beyond. Workshops, talks, slideshows and two excellent school presentations were enjoyed by all, with the Fairtrade retailer stalls and the Fairtrade baking being especially popular in between the more formal events.


It was an inspiring and uplifting event for all concerned. Congratulations to all the award winners, and we look forward to welcoming even more teachers and pupils next year

The Sheriff’s visit

Arrival of the Sheriff


The Sheriff of York and his Lady attended and kindly presented awards to those schools who have achieved Fairtrade School status this year.

To the left Kathryn greets the Sherrif and his Lady





In the photo on the right, the Sheriff learns more about Fairtrade from Margot, of York Fair Trade Forumand Rakesh, of Coop Membership



Fairtrade in Yorkshire Awards



Several schools across North Yorkshire were selected to receive the awards in recognition of the contribution they have made to the promotion of Fair Trade in school and in their local communities.


Global Teacher Awards



The Global Teachers who graduated this year receive their awards

.For more information check out the Centre for Global Education website.


Kigali Crafts

Demonstrated their beautiful products and international connections and benefits. php2bNLBz

To the right, Amy is sharing her Kigali Crafts stall with some young customers.

Kigali Crafts sell a fabulous range of handicrafts, jewellery and accessories from Rwanda.

Check out their range on their website:



There were also a variety of workshops – below you can see the Key Stage 3/Key Stage 4 workshop getting underway with JZ