St. Mary’s Achieves the Fair Aware Award!
St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt has recently become a Fairtrade School and has been awarded ‘FairAware’ status from theFairtrade Foundation. The ‘FairAware’ award represents the first of three tiers; the School aims to work towards the highest of these and win ‘FairAchiever’ status as part of its ongoing commitment to the charity.
The School’s most recent Fairtrade initiatives began in 2017, when the ‘Fairtrade Committee’ was put together. Led by Miss Burns (Head of Religion) and Miss McGouran (Head of Citizenship), the committee is made up of student representatives from each year group. The committee has already led various events to promote Fairtrade in the Spring Term. As part of Fairtrade Fortnight, a Fairtrade Tasting Session was held during break-time for students and staff. To mark Fairtrade Fortnight, all students in the school also received a Fairtrade Assembly, explored issues surrounding Fairtrade in LLW lessons and many subjects including Religion and Home Economics taught focused lessons on the theme of Fairtrade.
The Fairtrade Committee is looking forward to achieving all three awards in the coming year
As part of the FairAware award, pupils in Key Stage Three took part in a survey, which tested their knowledge and awareness of Fairtrade products. The Fairtrade committee also surveyed staff in the school to assess how ‘Fairly Traded’ we are as a school community.
The Fairtrade Committee is looking forward to achieving all three awards in the coming year with the next event being planned for Term 3 in the form of a debate!