UNCRC Article 27 – Every child has the right to a good standard of living and governments must help to provide this.
Over the past 2 weeks we have been learning lots of new things linking to our UNCRC Rights Respecting work and Fairtrade Schools Award. Every year we celebrate Fairtrade fortnight and this year we have focused on ‘Pablo – the Super Banana’.
We have tracked his location right from the banana farm in Columbia to our supermarket shelves, closely looking at the bananas that make the farmers happy by treating them fairly; (Fairtrade bananas) and the bananas that make the farmers sad; by not giving the farmers, who do the hardest work, a fair price. The children were shocked that this meant the farmers and their families didn’t have the same UNCRC rights as they have here at Nettlesworth Primary School.
We have set a challenge for the next time we are shopping and will look out for the ‘Super Sticker’ on different products so that together we can make a difference to the wider community all around the world! This started on Thursday afternoon when we visited our in school Fairtade Shop – we had lots of fun picking the different products to take home 🙂
Check out the links below to see what we have been working on – especially the super cool song that we have learned 🙂