This year’s World Fairtrade Day was on Saturday the 11th of May and Lewisham children were asked to design a poster or collage in a competition to display on a Lewisham recycling vehicle.
Fairtrade is an organised social movement whose aim it is to help producers in developing countries and to make better trading conditions for their produce whilst also supporting the aims of sustainability.
Fairtrade advocates the payment of a higher price to exporters as well as higher social and environmental standards and focuses in particular on exports from developing countries to developed countries. Exports from Fairtrade countries include:
- Fresh fruit
Many of the above products are available in most supermarkets. Look out for the Fairtrade logo on the packaging. More information on the Fairtrade movement and it’s work can be found on the following link: http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/
For this years World Fairtrade Day, children were asked to show links between their own lives and those of a child in another country.
The winning entry was designed by Rohan Praveen who is 8 years old and from St William of York School.
Rohan’s poster was chosen from over 100 entries from schools throughout the borough, and we loved it for it’s inspiring slogan “Nature Asks Us To Be Fair!”
The photograph below is of Rohan with the recycling vehicle which now carries his winning design and can be seen driving around the borough on weekdays collecting and emptying recycling bins. Well done to Rohan!