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Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is working towards ‘Fairtrade District’ status. To become a Fairtrade District our schools must actively promote Fairtrade.

The more Fairtrade schools that we have in the district will help us achieve this goal.

Many schools include Fairtrade in work they do for the ‘Global Perspectives’ topic of the Eco Schools Programme.  

How To Become A Fairtrade School

Schools can visit either:

To find out how to register and what needs to be done to become a Fairtrade School.  Both sites provide free online resources.

Fairtrade UK has a dedicated schools web site www.schools.fairtrade.org.uk with a three stage Fairtrade Schools Awards scheme

The Council plan to promote Fairtrade in the future, both internally with our own staff and also throughout the district, by encouraging participation in the annual Fairtrade Fortnight initiative.

Fairtrade Fortnight

During Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 (28 February to 12 March) the Council held a schools’ celebration event at the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre.  Twelve local schools attended the event to hear a Fairtrade producer from Nicaragua speak about how Fairtrade helps her local community.

Fairtrade Steering Group

Interested in volunteering on the steering group that is working to achieve Fairtrade District status for Newry, Mourne and Down?

Contact us at fairtrade@nmandd.org.