Cardinal Allen was the first Fairtrade school in the country and is proud of its link with the Fairtrade movement. We hold the highest award from Fair Trade - the Fair Achiever Award and have had this since 2019. This award shows that we have fully embedded Fair Trade into the life of the school and that we work to raise awareness of Fair Trade in our local community.
Cardinal Allen was the first Fairtrade School in the country and is proud of its link with the Fairtrade movement. Our aim is to educate pupils, staff, parents and friends of the school about the benefits of Fairtrade to the developing world.
Millions of farmers depend on selling their crops to survive, but when prices drop, it can spell disaster. If farmers earn less than it costs to run their farm, they face real hardship. Fairtrade makes sure that farmers and producer organisations get a fair and stable price for their products to help them support their families and invest in a better future.
As a school we are committed to using Fairtrade products as much as possible, learning about how global trade works, understanding why Fairtrade is important and how we can take action for Fairtrade in the school and the wider community. This means that pupils are able to develop new skills as they learn about the work of Fairtrade, have a positive influence on the school and wider community as they work with staff to promote the values of Fairtrade and become part of something which is having an impact all over the world.