Fairtrade Yorkshire and Leeds DEC ran a “Take a Step” competition during Fair Trade fortnight this year where children were invited to show the journey of a Fairtrade product in a fun and interesting way. The finalists have just been announced and you can see the videos on the Leeds DEC Facebook page or Fair Trade Yorkshire site. Have a look at all 5 finalists and vote for your favourite. There are some excellent, humorous and creative entries. Voting ends on Friday 27th April. Since it is Facebook you can also add comments as to what you think of the videos.
I have to declare an interest in that I helped out with one of the videos but in the interest of FairVoting I’ll not tell you which one!
Leeds DEC also have a “Global Advocate Exhibition” consisting of 10 banners that tell inspiring stories of local people making a global difference, and includes stories of pioneering work in the fair trade sector and beyond. This is available for hire and would be suitable if you are hosting an event and would like to provide some inspiring stimulus for your participants. There are also separate teacher packs available. If you are interested and want to know more contact Hannah Dalrymple at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0113 3805655