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‘Choose the World You Want’ Youth Exhibition

The Fairtrade Foundation have recently shared the Fairtrade Fortnight theme for 2021: ‘Climate, Fairtrade and You’! Fairtrade Fortnight takes place 22 February – 7 March 2021 and so will be taking a different format from previous years, with limited opportunities for in-person learning and campaigning. We’ll be keeping you up to date on everything the Fairtrade Foundation, and others, have planned for this year’s exciting and relevant theme!

First up, for those aged 5 to 25, there’s the opportunity to ‘share your vision of the world you want’ as part of a youth exhibition of art, film, and creative writing on Fairtrade and the environment. You can find out more about this, including how to enter your work, here.

Teachers, parents, and guardians may be interested in this activity as a way to bring the ideas of Fair Trade into learning from home!

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Our Updated Mission Statement, Vision & Values

Rainbow Turtle logo

We recently had a review of Rainbow Turtle to determine if what we were doing was still needed and if we should change the focus on what we do. Out of that process we had another look at our Mission Statement, Vision and Values:

Mission statement 
Our purpose is to help alleviate inequality and financial inequity across the world as part of the global Fair Trade movement. We help educate and empower Renfrewshire citizens to understand and act upon global inequities to lead to a fairer world for everyone.
Vision
An equal world where everyone is paid a fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work.
Values
Equity, Equality, Education, Global and Local Empowerment.
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Mary Russell 50th Anniversary Celebration

We were really pleased to be invited along today to Mary Russell School for a lunch to celebrate their 50th anniversary. We work a lot with Mary Russell, and they’re big supporters of Fair Trade, as Gemma and Lynsay noticed when they sat opposite a Fairtrade mark for their lunch! The food was lovely, but even more exciting was hearing from pupils about the amazing work that the school does now, as well as how special Mary Russell the person, a pioneer of Special Education in the 20th Century, was. Finding a display of pupils’ work on Fair Trade was also a highlight. Thank you to Mary Russell School for inviting us!