Co-op sponsors schools awards to raise food awareness

  • Print
  • Share
  • Comment
  • Save

The Co-operative Group has launched a new sponsorship that will help students learn about global issues, including where their food comes from.

The society has decided to back the Fairtrade Foundation’s Fairtrade Schools Awards for the new academic year that has just started.

The awards also teach pupils about how they are connected to others around the world and how they have the power to create change.

Some 1,200 schools have a Fairtrade School Award. A further 700 regularly teach about Fairtrade across the UK.

The Co-op says raising awareness of Fairtrade in school and in the community can help young people make a different to the lives of farmers and workers who grow the food and produce we eat.

GlobeScan research shows 97% of young people recognise the Fairtrade mark – an all-time high.

The Co-op prices itself with being “the UK’s largest convenience seller of Fairtrade products”.

Brad Hill, the Co-op’s Fairtrade strategy manager said it was important to the Co-op to encourage the next generation to see the different that trading fairly makes.

“Across the country, our store colleagues love talking to schools about Fairtrade, so this is a perfect fit.”

Jo Mills, education campaigns manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, said: “We are delighted to be able to work together with the Co-op, who have been such a big supporter of the Fairtrade School Awards from the beginning.

“Bringing Co-op staff and schools together will help to support more schools on their Fairtrade journey by hearing real stories about Fairtrade.”

Have your say

These comments have not been moderated.

You are encouraged to participate with comments that are relevant to our news stories. You should not post comments that are abusive, threatening, defamatory, misleading or invasive of privacy. For the full terms and conditions for commenting see clause 7 of our Terms and Conditions ‘Participating in Online Communities’. These terms may be updated from time to time, so please read them before posting a comment.

Any comment that violates these terms may be removed in its entirety as we do not edit comments.

If you wish to complain about a comment please use the “report this comment” facility or email groceremails@wrbm.com

Mandatory
Mandatory
Mandatory
Mandatory

Related images

  • Co-op
  • Print
  • Share
  • Comment
  • Save
Sign in

Newsletter Sign-up

I wish to receive the following newsletters:

FOLLOW US