St Austell Fairtrade Schools Conference

9:30am-2:30pm, Thursday 6th October 2016
Eden Project, Bodelva, Cornwall, PL24 2SG

A conference for pupils, teachers and support staff in Cornwall and Devon. Get inspired by Fairtrade!

The highlight of the conference will be two special guests from Ghana. Esther and Samuel, both aged 15, are from cocoa growing communities. Their parents are cocoa farmers and are members of Kuapa Kokoo, the Fairtrade co-operative that co-owns Divine Chocolate.

Esther and Samuel are coming to the UK to talk to young people here about how Fairtrade makes a difference to their lives.

The conference will include workshops on Fairtrade cocoa, a make-your-own smoothie bike, and an opportunity to learn how to taste chocolate properly!

The conference is open to students aged 7-14 years old. Up to 2 adults and 8 students can attend from each school. Places cost £1 per student/adult. Please bring packed lunches. We will be providing snacks and drinks for breaks.

Please book places for your school by emailing [email protected] and paying the ticket fee of £1 per person.

Reserve your places on St Austell Fairtrade Schools Conference:

About the kids

Esther Awusi

Esther Awusi is 15 years old. She is from Bayerebon No. 3, a cocoa growing community in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Her village has seen many benefits from Fairtrade, including a school and a water pump.

Samuel Awuni

Samuel Awuni is 15 years old. He is from Kokooso, a remote cocoa growing community in the Western Region of Ghana. He has been involved with a child rights project being run by Kuapa Kokoo and Trading Visions.

About the organisers of the St Austell Fairtrade Schools Conference

Trading Visions is a fair trade education charity. We tell the story of chocolate, drawing on our partnership with Divine Chocolate and Kuapa Kokoo, a co-operative of Fairtrade cocoa farmers in Ghana. Check out our teaching resources on Fairtrade and cocoa: www.papapaa.org

The Fairtrade School Award is run by the Fairtrade Foundation. Be part of a global movement for change and find out how your school can become a FairAware, FairActive and a FairAchiever School. http://schools.fairtrade.org.uk

The Eden Project is an educational charity and visitor destination in Cornwall working to connect us with each other and the living world. Their massive biomes house the largest rainforest in captivity. www.edenproject.com