By meeting these five Fairtrade goals:(Detailed Fairtrade Schools Criteria)
Get committed people to run the show. You'll need pupil reps, and reps from the teaching and catering staff. Meet regularly to check progress, gather evidence (photos, minutes of meetings etc) and produce a final report.
Agree a Fairtrade policy for the school (a pledge or statement showing how the school is committed to Fairtrade).The policy should state that Fairtrade is part of the School Development Plan (one for the teachers).
This means selling Fairtrade products wherever you can including in the tuck shop, serving Fairtrade products (e.g tea, coffee and biscuits) at all meetings and events and using Fairtrade sportsballs.
Some Fairtrade activities should be for the whole school - e.g.special events during Fairtrade Fortnight. Maybe take the Fairtrade message to the local community - e.g. by running a Fairtrade evening event for parents and the community.
Teachers can get Fairtrade issues included in lessons and staff training. There should also be a Fairtrade display in school. You could commit to doing something more each year, and taking action for trade justice.
The group will need to submit an application for Fairtrade School Status with evidence of what you've done. Send to: The Fairtrade Foundation Schools Coordinator, Fairtrade Foundation, Room 204, 16 Baldwin Gardens, London EC1N 7RL.
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