Fairtrade Schools

The Fairtrade Schools Award is a campaign that gives primary and secondary school students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of global issues and the importance of Fairtrade for so many farmers and workers across the globe.

There are three stages to the award, FairAware, FairActive and FairAchiever (which is equivalent to the old Fairtrade School Award). Each stage will help your school learn about Fairtrade and get actively involved in the promotion and awareness of Fairtrade.



FairAware Award

The FairAware Award is the first Fairtrade Schools award, supporting your school to find out about Fairtrade activities already going on in school and to learn about issues around Fairtrade. You will need to complete a learner audit and teacher audit and complete a FairAware learning challenge, which at least one whole year group will take part in as a classroom activity.


FairActive Award

You can move on to the FairActive Award after achieving the FairAware Award. For the FairActive Award you will need to set up a Fairtrage group, hold an assembly, create a Fairtrade action plan, hold an event and take a Fairtrade challenge.


FairAchiever Award

This is the final step in the Fairtrade Schools Award. At this point the school has fully embedded Fairtrade into their daily lives and work to raise awareness of Fairtrade in their local community. You will need to submit evidence to become a FairAchiever School, which will be assessed by an independant assessor.

To achieve the FairAchiever Award, you need to adopt a Fairtrade policy, review the action plan, carry out audits, embed learning, use Fairtrade proucts and take two Fairtrde challenges.

The Fairtrade Schools Scheme also links to the Global Citizenship topic area of the Eco Schools Programme.

Eco Schools Global Citizenship



Fairdo's is proud to be involved with the work of educating young fair traders in local schools. We are passionate about the message of Fairtrade reaching the younger generations and offer several services to teachers and pupils in order for this to happen. Visit the Fairdo's website to see what is offered to primary and secondary schools.


Some of the ways we can help schools include:

  • Sale or return service, for your school tuck shop, fairs or other events
  • Small groups of pupils and a teacher can come to the shop for a visit with activities and a chance to ask questions
  • Resource packs available for schools to borrow and things like posters that schools can keep
  • Supply catering packs of tea, coffee and sugar etc for staff rooms

New for Fairtrade Fortnight 2015, an online game about some of the varied products we sell, visit http://www.fairdos.com/fair-dos-on-line-game/ to play the game.

Fair Do's CIC

10 Llandaff Road, Canton, Cardiff, CF11 9NJ

Tel: 02920 222066

The shop is in Cardiff, but we welcome schools from across SE Wales



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