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Sainsbury’s – School Visit about fairtrade

June 2019

ST THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC  PRIMARY SCHOOL VISITS SAINSBURY’S BEXLEYHEATH TO LEARN ABOUT FAIR TRADE

Two classes of children ages 7 – 8 years from St Thomas More Catholic Primary School went to Sainsbury’s Bexleyheath recently.

The visit was arranged to help the children to make real world links to their current topic work which includes understanding where their food comes from and the positive impact that a healthy diet has on their body.

“What I learnt is that that Fairtrade means that there are less chemicals in the food so it’s safer for people to eat.”

“I learnt that the producers are paid a fair price or wage for their work.”

“I enjoyed going to Sainsbury’s because of the food tasting and learning about things such as Fairtrade. “

“By visiting Sainsbury’s we have found out more about Fairtrade suppliers. We can use this understanding to help us to think about where our food comes from and how our choices can affect so many different people.  As a UNICEF Rights Respecting School the visit helped our children to appreciate the process behind getting a banana into their lunchbox.  It gave them a new context to consider how farm workers are exposed to pesticides and to understand how some youngsters don’t see many of their rights fulfilled. They now appreciate how Fairtrade can work with farmers and business owners to achieve shared goals.” Julia Fuller, Year 3 Teacher

Steve Rollason, Store Manager of Sainsbury’s Bexleyheath said “It was a fantastic experience having the children come to the store and be able to learn more about the foods and where they come from. It was a pleasure to help to bring their learning to life”

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