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Trade is not always Fair

27 February 2015

Fairtrade FortnightFirst night back after school holidays is always a noisy boisterous mix of excitement, with lots of chattering and swapping of stories.

Tonight was no exception with lots of interesting catch ups and mention of holidays both near and far and days out with family and friends.

Tonights focus was on Fair trade because we are in Fair trade fortnight.

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers.
It’s about supporting the development of thriving farming and worker communities that have more control over their futures and protecting the environment in which they live and work.Fairtrade

A short film was shown to highlight the struggles, the lives and and the futures of the families who are involved in Fair trade production and how this has improved their lives.

After this film the Cubs and Scouts were divided into ‘families’ who had to then ‘grow’ crops and sell them at ‘market’ and ‘pay’ their living costs as a game to highlight the poverty that families have endured and how the Fair trade of goods is improving lives.

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A Fair Trade products stall was set up with goods available to purchase at the start and end of the session and families were ‘encouraged’ to spend well. It would seem the chocolate bars were very popular indeed!

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We mentioned previously that Raksha would be doing a full badge inspection tonight and we are pleased to announce that all cubs passed this challenge and were awarded maximum points! Well done Cubs!!

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