How to Become a Fairtrade School
There are 5 goals to be achieved in order to become a Fairtrade school. This document explains the goals along with a registration form, send this in to Fairtrade Ireland so you do not miss out on additional support available.
Goals and guidelines for becoming a Fairtrade school
Fill out our application form to become a Fairtrade school
So why become a Fairtrade School?
Because it’s only fair that the people who produce what we eat, wear and use should get paid enough to live on and a chance to improve their lives. Fairtrade for the whole school means the school gets local and national recognition and contributes to making the world a fairer place.
Fairtrade… for pupils and students
- helps to develop lots of new skills
- has a positive influence on the school community
- is part of something that’s happening all over the country and around the world
- is fun!
Fairtrade… for teachers
- provides opportunities to enhance many areas of the curriculum
- provides opportunities to explore citizenship from a global perspective
- gives pupils an opportunity to participate and take responsibility for their decisions
- encourages critical thinking, and offers opportunities for challenge and confidence building
So how does a school become a Fairtrade School?
To become a Fairtrade School you need to meet 5 goals:
- Cover Fairtrade in the classroom
- Show the What is Fairtrade Video in your school
- Get your teachers to serve only Fairtrade tea and coffee in the staff room
- If you have a canteen, tuck shop or vending machine, convert some products to Fairtrade
- Organise a Fairtrade promotion or event during Fairtrade Fortnight
To find out more on how to become a Fairtrade School, download “Got the Fairtrade Habit?”. This explains the goals in detail and also contains some useful tips and ideas. Once you have completed the 5 goals to become a Fairtrade School you can apply to Fairtrade Ireland or to your local Fairtrade Town’s Steering Committee for your Fairtrade Schools’ certificate.
Best of Luck with your campaign!
There are 5 goals to be achieved in order to become a Fairtrade school. This document explains the goals along with a registration form, send this in to Fairtrade Ireland so you do not miss out on additional support ￼available.