The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Fairtrade week

We celebrated Fairtrade week at school.  Children started the week with a special assembly about the principles of Fairtrade and then took part in a variety of activities for example Oak Class looked at how Fairtrade is also involved in factories in countries like Pakistan.  We watched a video that explained how Fairtrade has improved the wages and conditions for workers in the Bal Football Factory in Pakistan.  Thanks to Fairtrade, workers in this factory now have a safer working environment and have added benefits such as buses to work, clean water and can send their children to school. Fairtrade has also stopped the use of child labour in these factories.  Oak Class children wrote letters to sports shops and FIFA to try and persuade them to buy or stock Fairtrade footballs so that the factory workers can continue to reap the benefits Fairtrade can offer them.

Reception class took part in a practical maths activity called banana farmer to demonstrate fair pay for farmers.  They also created the Fair trade symbols using different materials and used Fairtrade coffee beans to create words.