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Westminster Academy Trust

Grandparents Afternoon for Fairtrade and Feed the World 2050

St John’s opened its doors to our grandparents with an opportunity to find out more about Fairtrade and Feed The World 2050 in the context of Catholic Social Teaching. All were treated to Fairtrade cakes and beverages provided by the staff and PA.

Early Years hosted planting sessions to develop their status as eco-warriors and provided opportunities to share a book with tea and cake.

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Key Stage One held an assembly to share their understanding of Fairtrade. Each child shared their ideas for a Fairtrade superhero and many went on the describe how they would act in the future to make sure equality was a feature of their future. Year 2 also performed a short play they had devised themselves to explain the principles of Fairtrade.

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KS2 presented Fairtrade information in their classrooms and explained why it is important to think now about how we will feed the world in the future. But there is no such thing as a free lunch and the tables were then turned as our guests became our Living Library. In order to make secure choices about the future we may need to look at food consumption and production in the past and who better to ask than those who were there. The grandparents were a amazing source of information and extremely generous with their time and knowledge. The pupils will now use these ideas in the responses stage of our project in the summer term.

Thank you so much to those grandparents who were able to join us and many people commented on how many smiling faces were seen across the age range. Thanks also to our invaluable PA. Looking forward to the next one.