All through the year, our Global Ambassadors work hard to raise awareness of issues that impact on all our lives – from child labour to poverty. In December they were in action, coordinating a huge school wide initiative that resulted in Downlands making the biggest donation to the the Burgess Hill Food Bank yet.
For the past fortnight the Global Ambassadors have been raising awareness of Fairtrade Fortnight. It’s a shocking fact that millions of farmers and workers who produce the food we love still don’t earn enough to feed their own families. Our Global Ambassadors decided it is time for this injustice to end and decided to host a Fairtrade Breakfast in the canteen on Friday.
With a range of delicious muffins and milkshakes – all made with Fairtrade ingredients – the students raised over £100 for the Fairtrade Foundation. A fantastic team effort – well done everyone.
So, if you are planning to have a piece of fruit or square of chocolate as a snack, please make sure it is Fairtrade.