St Bernadette's Catholic Primary

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The passion to learn,

The courage to fail,

The strength to love

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 is taking place 27 February – 12 March 2023


This Fairtrade Fortnight, join us in spreading a simple message: making the small switch to Fairtrade supports producers in protecting the future of some of our most-loved food and the planet. 


Did you know? Coffee, bananas and chocolate could soon be much more difficult to buy. Climate change is making crops like these harder and harder to grow. Combined with deeply unfair trade, communities growing these crops are being pushed to the brink. 


But here’s the good news.  

More people choosing Fairtrade means extra income, power and support for those communities. By making the small switch to Fairtrade, we can all support producers in protecting the future of some of our most-loved food and the planet. 


Our School Chaplaincy Team will be planning and organising a whole school assembly about Fairtrade. They will be delivering it to the school next Friday afternoon. They have chosen to campaign for this cause because they understand the impact climate change has on the global food crisis. This links closely to the CAFOD Big Lent walk which we are supporting as a school throughout Lent. 


This Lent we are supporting CAFOD and joining other schools around the country to help support our global neighbours.


From Wednesday 22nd February, during the 40 days of Lent, we are asking the children to set a target distance, and get walking!


This flexible fundraising challenge can be done almost anywhere. We will be challenging the children to rack up laps of the playground at break and lunch times.


However and wherever you walk, it’s all about getting out and about together and having fun – while showing the children they can reach out with love and make a positive difference.


How our fundraising will help


CAFOD is the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, working together with people living in poverty in some of the most hard-to-reach places in the world. 


Our fundraising will support people like Dristy. She lives in a small village in Bangladesh – one of the most at-risk countries from the effects of the climate crisis. Dristy says that cyclones and floods are becoming more frequent for the people there. 


Dristy’s Mum, Rupali, works side by side with her, teaching her how to plant lots of different crops; how to build seed beds that won’t get flooded, what trees to plant to protect the village from cyclones; and how to use discarded household items to grow saplings. 


Our fundraising will give more families like Dristy and Rupali and give them the tools and training they need to grow in strength and fight the effects of the climate crisis.   


We have chosen to support CAFOD as a way for our pupils to put their faith into action. By raising money together, we will be supporting our brothers and sisters around the world and living out our school mission.


Sponsorship donations for your child can be made at


We really appreciate your support and hope that everyone has fun helping us raise money for CAFOD.