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Year 6 Pupils Run Fairtrade Café for Maths Week

As part of Maths week Year six students ran a Fairtrade café on Thursday 21st January to raise money for Oxfam and TeamGeorge.

All of the produce; tea, coffee, fruit and cakes were bought through Fairtrade. The students had then asked their parents for donations in return for a ‘Fairtrade breakfast,’ and all of the money raised was donated to both Oxfam and TeamGeorge.

The event was well attended with over forty five parents turning up and enjoying the cake and refreshments on offer. The café provided pupils with the opportunity to learn about the monetary side of the event and each took turns to collect the parent’s kind donations.  

Additionally the Young Enterprise charity have spent time at SJS this week, having sessions with each year group throughout the week. They have taught the students about the importance of Fairtrade, imports, exports, the origins of food and the air miles which it covers.

SJS teacher, Helen Britton, said; “This has been a great opportunity to increase the children’s awareness as to their responsibility to fair trade and it has been great to share the opportunity with their parents. It has also been great to demonstrate how fantastic the new DT room is as all of the children have spent time cooking in here prior to this event.”