Leeds Fairtrade Birthday Celebrations!

We were lucky to be invited to Leeds Civic Hall for the 10 year celebration of Leeds becoming a Fairtrade City.IMG_1756






We inspected the cake competition entries with the Lord Mayor and had a photo opportunity with M.P. Hilary Benn.IMG_1780






But best of all Erin won the competition to design a birthday card for our cities celebrations. Here she is being congratulated by M.P. Fabian Hamilton.IMG_1774


Oh, and I nearly forgot, we had to eat lots of Fairtrade cake. Well it would have been rude to say no when people had put in all that effort! Thank you for a fantastic afternoon!


Fairtrade Fortnight 2014

There has been some fantastic learning going on about Fairtrade!

We began Fairtrade Fortnight with a Fairtrade assembly led by our school council.


Then on Monday 3rd our whole school enjoyed a Fairtrade breakfast of Fairtrade juice and a Fairtrade banana.




Some children in years 5 and 6 cooked a Fairtrade banana curry.



Find the recipe on the year 5/6 blog.



M and S trip

Today year 6 had a trip into Leeds to go to the Marks and Spencer’s archive and learnt about the history of Marks and Spencer’s . My class learnt that it was started by a Polish and Jewish  man and was  later taken over by his son, Simon Marks. What started off as a small penny priced stall, blossomed into a worldwide company. I found out that Twiggy started modeling for them in the 1960’s and was only 16 years old . Next time you go into a Marks and Spencer’s think about how many years its been around and think about it still being a tiny penny priced shop!

World Food Day

World Food Day was the highlight of the week in Year 6 with Juyin’s mother cooking us some delicious food consisting of rice and vegetables – she really is a brilliant cook! – can we think of a good reason to invite her in again?


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