Becoming a Fairtrade School means joining a worldwide movement – a movement where young people learn that, whatever their age, they have the power to make  a difference in the world.

It offers a great opportunity to look at global issues such as where our food comes from and how we are connected to people around the world.  Students can also learn a range of skills, from teamwork and co-operation to persuasive writing to running a stall or tuck shop.

The Fairtrade committee at St. Patrick’s meet on a regular basis and work very hard to raise money for Fairtrade. They run a Fairtrade tuck shop every Friday break time and any profit made then goes to St. John’s in Korogocho, Kenya – a link made through John McBride at Cafod.

Congratulations on the renewal of our Fair Achiever Award – this means that our  school has fully embedded Fairtrade into daily life and works to raise awareness of Fairtrade in our local community.

The Fairtrade Committee 2022 – 2023

Robson, Maja, Victoria, Maciek, Theo, Sofie, Eva-Mae and Nathan


Thank you for putting yourselves forward to promote Fairtrade across our school and make others aware of issues linked to Fairtrade.


Why should we buy Fairtrade products?

Fairtrade offers a better deal for farmers in the developing world.  Seven million people – farmers, workers and their families – are better off because of Fairtrade.  You can help increase this number.

It’s only fair that the people who produce what we eat, wear and use should get paid enough to live on and have a chance to improve their lives.


Why do we need Fairtrade

Companies which buy crops from farmers in poorer countries would sometimes pay very little to the farmers who grew the crops.  Fairtrade companies promise to buy the crops at a minimum price, a price high enough to enable the farmers to improve their farms and houses, send their children to school and pay for medicine.

Fairtrade Fortnight

  • The Fairtrade committee deliver assemblies to Phase 1 and 2. They explain why Fairtrade is so important to farmers around the world.
  • Children across school find out about Fairtrade and produce a variety of work.
  • We hold competitions where children can win Fairtrade goodies!
  • Non-uniform day involves wearing Fairtrade colours, of course.

Thank you to everyone – children, staff and parents – for your continued support. Remember, the money raised on the Fairtrade tuck shop goes to help support St John’s School in Korogocho, Kenya.