Global Markets


Senior School students learn about unfair trading

Fair Trade representative and Christian Aid worker Mrs Greenlees visited EPR lessons last week. Students have been finding out about the injustice which many farmers in the world suffer due to their produce and profit being affected by unfair trading. Much trading in the global market favours developed countries and their consumers whilst generating more poverty for the less fortunate in the world.


Mrs Greenlees highlighted to students that their role in making a difference can be significant if they encourage parents to choose Fair Trade goods at the supermarket as well as making their own decisions to purchase snacks bearing the symbol of the organisation. Mrs Greenlees will return later this month for ‘Fair Trade Fortnight’ when she’ll run a stall with the Year 10 pupils, who work alongside her in giving the school community an opportunity to buy goods which honour the dignity and equality of all humans.