Oxted students visit Tatsfield Primary School for Fairtrade Fortnight

To celebrate national Fairtrade Fortnight 2014, eight Oxted School students visited Tatsfield Primary School on Tuesday 25 February to lead activities with primary school students in order to raise awareness about Fairtrade.

Oxted students lead and supported a range of exciting sessions with all seven classes at the primary school to promote this important issue. Sessions included baking banana cakes and blending smoothies using Fairtrade ingredients, taking on money-lending roles in orange trading games and creating posters and displays about Fairtrade. Oxted students also helped students at Tatsfield Primary School to write persuasively about the importance of choosing Fairtrade bananas.

During the day, students enjoyed learning about the many Fairtrade products for sale at a Traidcraft stall. Parents also took the opportunity to purchase some of the food and crafts on display.

Visiting Tatsfield Primary School for this event gave Oxted students from Year 8 to Year 13 a chance to be ambassadors for their school whilst developing their own confidence in working with adults and children alike. They were a credit to the school with Tatsfield teachers praising their hard work and enthusiasm.

Mr Kevin Bellinger, Headteacher at Tatsfield Primary School said: “I just wanted to say thank you to yourself and the Tatsfield Fairtrade Group for coming in on Tuesday the children really enjoyed themselves and the teachers have nothing but good things to say.”


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