We are very proud to be a Fairtrade Achiever School! Pupils learn how to support Fairtrade through buying Fairtrade products and spreading the Fairtrade message, in addition they learn how Fairtrade organisations impact the lives of others all over the world. Members of School Council act as ‘Fairtrade leaders’ and plan our Fairtrade activities.
The Stourbridge Fairtrade Steering group supports the School throughout the year. Pupils learn more about Fairtrade through school assemblies, special units of work and whole school activities – particularly during the annual Fairtrade fortnight. This year St James's helped lead an art exhibition - art work form local schools and community group was displayed in Stourbridge Town Centre during Fairtrade fortnight. A theme of Fairtrade Cocoa guided the entries. The event finished with a coffee morning for the local community at St Thomas's church.
At this year's Christmas Fair, School Council members ran a Fairtrade game. The aim was to share Fairtrade information with stall visitors, promote the Fairtrade logo and it's value and the Fairtrade hamper prize advertised some of the scrumptious Fairtrade treats available to buy.