Raising Fairtrade awareness through physical activity

Fairtrade Football event

Raising Fairtrade awareness through physical activity

A Fairtrade football tournament was held recently in Forth Valley College’s Falkirk Campus to raise awareness of the worthy cause.

NC Sport and Fitness students from the Department of Care, Health & Sport were once again the organisers of the ‘Fairtrade Awareness Indoor Football Tournament’ for five local primary schools, as part of their educational development on Wednesday 16 May.

Held in the Games Hall, more than 50 school pupils and a handfull of school helpers attended on the day and the event ran well with everyone having fun and all the pupils showing great sportsmanship throughout the tournament. 

Sports and Fitness lecturer, Paul Tannock, said: “This was an excellent opportunity to highlight the importance of Fairtrade whilst assessing NC Sport students through their Teamwork Unit. The students did well to organise the event and ensure that local primary schools could take part in some competitive physical activity whilst raising awareness of Fairtrade. Well done to all the schools who took part in particular Hallglen Primary who won the tournament overall. Also, a big thanks to Leisure Facilities Coordinator Wai Mun Lee who organised the Fairtrade products distributed on the day.”

Wai Mun Lee, FVC’s Leisure Facilities Coordinator, said: “This was another successful event organised and delivered by our sport students. “Making Learning Work” is the college’s ethos and its great that our sports department is continuing to give our students the opportunity to put theory into practice. Also well done to sports lecturer Paul Tannock for overseeing, encouraging and supporting our sports students throughout the whole process.”

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