Cottesmore St Mary Catholic Primary School

Fairtrade Council  


 Fairtrade Policy May 2020






Fairtrade Fortnight 2021




Fairtrade Fortnight Exhibition 2021




Fairtrade Recipe Book July 2020



Fairtrade Activities June 2020

click image above to view pdf


click image above to view slideshow 


Fairtrade Activities May 2020

click image to view pdf



Fairtrade Fornight  - March 2020

On Monday, 2nd March 2020, the Fairtrade Committee delivered an assembly to highlight the importance of Fairtrade Fortnight. This year, Cottesmore will be creating a Fairtrade Recipe Book to sell at the Summer Fair. We are asking all children from Reception to Year 6 to join us in creating the recipe book. At home, using the template provided, we are encouraging children to write a recipe (sweet or savoury) that uses Fairtrade items.  Entries are due by Friday 20th March.


Click an image to view the pdf file for downloading.




Fairtrade Committee Minutes 2019 – 2020

( Click dates below for the pdf ) 

February 2020

November 2019

October 2019




Click on the images above to view the slide show




Fairtrade Committee Minutes 2018 – 2019

( Click dates below for the pdf )

June 2019

April 2019

November 2018



Fair Trade at Cottesmore 



Cake Sale at the Summer Fair

Fairtrade Fortnight

We launched Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 with an assembly focusing on the importance of being a Fairtrade school and how we can support others through using Fairtrade products. This year Fairtrade Fortnight is focusing on the lives of cocoa farmers in particular. Did you know that a cocoa farmer in West Africa requires a daily living wage of £1.86? Yet this isn’t always the case.

However, we can support these farmers by buying Fairtrade items. Mrs Tearle organised another competition in order to continue to raise awareness of Fairtrade. Children were invited to design their own Fairtrade mug that must be eye-catching and have a Fairtrade message on it. Winners will have their designs printed onto real mugs to be used around the school and will be invited to enjoy a delicious Fairtrade coffee morning with somebody from home.


Hot Chocolate Challenge!

All children were set a challenge to design their own Fairtrade hot chocolate drink. They had lots of fun thinking of delicious Fairtrade toppings for their designs.

Winners of the competition were given the opportunity to bring their hot chocolate designs to life. The children enjoyed making the FairTrade hot chocolate and adding their suggested toppings. A big thank you to Mrs Tearle, Fairtrade Lead, for organising this.







Year Five Enterprise

Year Five undertook the task of researching, designing, making and selling Fairtrade products. They produced chocolate based items that were made using Fairtrade chocolate. This was their D.T. project for the term and linked with their learning about the Mayan civilisation. The did a fantastic job, with all the funds raised going to Fairtrade charities. Well Done Year Five!


Coffee Morning News Report. 

 click on the image to watch the video



Year 5 had a enterprise project based around chocolate. They made fair trade chocolate products to sell and learned about the benefits to the farmers of buying Fair Trade products where possible.


 Breakfast club is now serving Fair Trade bananas on a permanent basis.