FREE Twilight CPD at MDEC: Get ready for Fairtrade Fortnight – 2 February 2017, 4.30pm to 6pm

Fairtrade Fortnight is coming up (27 February to 12 March), which is a perfect time to raise awareness about global issues and take the Fairtrade School Award further.   

To book your place, please email Hannes Sundkvist

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017

Described by Fairtrade Foundation as “a fun-filled highlight of the year” and an opportunity to show support for marginalised producers all over the world, Fairtrade Fortnight is all about connectivity and taking action for global justice. This year’s theme of the Fortnight is: It’s time to put Fairtrade in your break.

Why Fairtrade School Award?                                                                                              

Being a Fairtrade School means joining a worldwide movement where participants will have the power to make a difference. The scheme offers ways to explore global issues, especially around the supply chain of products. It also highlights how we are connected and gives opportunities for pupils to act and make a visible impact.

Aim and Session

The aim of this session is for attendees to gain more knowledge about Fairtrade and how it can be implemented within several curriculum areas. In the session we also encourage attending teachers to share their own experiences and best practices.

Material and Resources

Everyone attending will be given a range of resources, including this year’s Action Pack from Fairtrade Foundation. Other material which will be highlighted during this CPD is produced by Oxfam Education and Traidcraft Schools. All resources are designed to gain a deeper understanding of issues in the global supply chain, as well as encouraging you to take further action.  


The outcome of this session is for teachers to gain confidence in addressing global issues and to embed fair trade into their teaching. Attendees will also gain knowledge about the latest material and become familiar with several ways in which to raise awareness on global issues by using fair trade as narrative.

More information, schedule and how to register for our ongoing CPD Sessions:


Happy New Year – we’re back!

We hope you are all feeling refreshed from the holidays and look forward to working with you in 2017.

We have a few dates in our diary already:

Tuesday 24 January – book launch for 7th edition of 80:20 – Development in an Unequal World by Colm Regan at Aberdeen Science Centre. Please email Steve Roberts to book your place: More details here.

Thursday 2 February – Fair Trade CPD at Montgomery DEC, 4:30 – 6:00pm – sharing resources and activities for Fairtrade Fortnight (27 February – 12 March 2017). Email Hannes Sundkvist to book your place:

We are currently planning our CPD programme for the term – if you’d like us to visit your school/cluster, please email Hannes Sundkvist to arrange this: