Fair Trade


We are a Fairtrade School – in June we were awarded the FairAchiever aware – the highest level in the Fairtrade Schools Award scheme.

What did we do to achieve this? – We had to demonstrate that Fairtrade is embedded in all aspects of school life.

Here at North Berwick we learn about Fairtrade in our subjects; we organise Fairtrade tuck shops and eat lots of Fairtrade chocolate, as well as healthier snacks; we promote Fairtrade products whenever possible, we have sold Fairtrade rice form Malawi and the staff drink an amazing quantity of Fairtrade coffee; and we work with the local community to promote Fairtrade in and around North Berwick. We have designed Fairtrade tea-towels, held a fashion show,  a mini football tournament using Fairtrade footballs, and a Fairtrade bake off.

I think we really do embed Fairtrade in every aspect of school life!

Fairtrade is about more than just chocolate – here’s a link to a short video about Fairtrade and footballs – Play Fair.