Have you ever gone trampolining with great company? Well here’s your chance, we have a raffle ticket where go in Hawea Flat with seven friends. We have loads of different vouchers, delicious home baking and fairtrade chocolate to be won!
Team Green students will be handing out tickets during lunchtimes. If you can’t find us don’t hesitate to ask the Librarian for a ticket! Prices are $3 – $5, depending on which ticket you purchase.
All money raised will go towards buying solarpanels for the school!
Fair Trade is a Trade in which fair prices are paid to producers in developing countries, thus reducing poverty. When we buy Fair Trade chocolate, sugar, bananas or cocoa, we support farmers and promote good farming practices. It reduces poverty and helps the environment. And fair trade products taste better too!
MAC is Fair Trade school
Mount Aspiring College is a Fair Trade school since 2016. This means we learn about fair trade and promote it through out the school, the canteen uses fair trade sugar and cocoa, and we organise events with fair trade products.
First Fair Trade Bake Sale tomorrow!
We are having a fair trade bake sale tomorrow at lunchtime in the quad. Come with a few dollars: it is delicious and it helps the farmers. Yum!
All the benefits go to a fund to buy more solar panels for our college.
On a sunny Wednesday, students hurried to get some sherbet -with fair trade sugar!-, muffins -fair trade sugar, bananas and chocolate, brownies -fair trade sugar and cocoa and even shortbread -fair trade sugar. Success! $106 more in our solar panels fund. Well done to all the bakers.
To participate in the national Fair Trade Fortnight, Petrina and Team Green organised a Fair trade morning tea. We baked muffins, brownies, slices and truffles with a majority of fair trade ingredients then sold them in the staff room for a gold coin. And we offered fair trade coffee and chocolate.
We raised $130.10 by doing our bake sale – very generous donations! The money has now been transferred to Oxfam, who have already gathered $27,354 in donations from similar events around NZ during May. Some of that $ will get into the hands of the farmers who truly deserve it. Teachers tasted the difference of fairly traded foods and commented: “a great cause and simple…anddddd delectable!!! 🙂”
We intend to switch the instant coffee and chocolate made available to teachers in the staff room to fair trade.