A Fairtrade Report
Bilston C of E Primary School were one of the first schools in the City of Wolverhampton to be awarded Fairtrade status in 2008. In March 2018 the school was awarded the Lord Bilston Award for its Fairtrade work. Becoming a Fairtrade School means joining a worldwide movement, where young people learn that, 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. Children can also learn a range of skills, from teamwork and co-operation to persuasive writing to running a stall or tuck shop.
Teaching about Fairtrade fits different curriculum areas, especially Geography, Citizenship and PSHE. Each year our school strives to think of new and engaging ways to spread the Fairtrade message within our City and closer school community. As a Church of England School we have strong links with the local church and the Fairtrade movement strengthens this link.