Fairtrade Fortnight and Sustainability Festival events
Forth Valley College is gearing up for another full schedule of events during this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight (Monday 27 February – Sunday 12 March) and also during the Sustainability Festival (Monday 27-Friday 10 March).
A Fairtrade quiz night has been organised on Friday 10 March at the Falkirk Campus from 6pm-9pm and the cost per table is £30 with six players allowed in each team.
Prizes will be awarded and raffles are to be won on the night and the cost of the table includes a Fairtrade buffet and a glass of Fairtrade wine or fruit juice. The bar will also be available.
Anyone interested in submitting a team, contact Lisa Hachemi at firstname.lastname@example.org or on ext 3329.
A series of Fairtrade products taster sessions will be organised for each campus during the Fortnight – coinciding with Sustainability Festival Fairs - and students and staff will be encouraged to give their taste-buds the challenge of guessing which is the Fairtrade brand.
FVC Student Association will lead the way by hosting stalls at Alloa on Thursday 2 March, Falkirk on Friday 3 March and at Stirling on Monday 6 March, to let students take the blind taste test, which pitted Fairtrade chocolate against other leading brands.
The College are also revving up for take-off on their own Fairtrade version of the popular ‘Bake Off’ show – thanks to a £1000 grant from the Scottish Fair Trade Forum.
And with heats at the Stirling (28 February) and Alloa (7 March) Campuses it will be up to students and staff to see if they can stand the heat, create a ‘Fairtrade Cakes and Bakes’ recipe and get into the kitchen.
Keen cake-makers throughout the college are being encouraged to include as many Fairtrade products as possible into their recipes and the final - which will involve the heat winners – will be held at the Stirling Campus on Tuesday 14 March between 5pm-9pm.
Fairtrade storytelling events will also be held during this period for local primary school children.
Working With Communities students will be reading ‘Jolly Trolley’ - an illustrated children’s story-book focussing on the Fair Trade adventures of a supermarket trolley and created by students from Forth Valley College.
An audio recording of the book read by Kim Reid – FVC Core and Essential Skills Coordinator – will be included in a Fairtrade pack given out to children.
The reading events will take place in the Falkirk Campus on Monday 27 in Stirling Campus on Thursday 2 March and at the Alloa Campus on Tuesday 14 March.
Also, one of the highlights of Sustainability Week will be Upcycling Sessions led by David Gentles who is an active member of the College’s Fairtrade and Sustainability Committees.