Elaine Ashley, an ambassador for Fairtrade gave us an extremely interesting and informative talk about the principles behind the organisation and the effects it is having on the lives of farmers in the third world.  More and more children are receiving an education, and women are being empowered by the actions of Fairtrade.  The way that third world farmers are dealing with extremes of climate change, with the help of Fairtrade and the ILO [International Labour Organisation] means that, in the near future farmers from the third world could well be asked to give advice to our own farmers as climate change begins to impact more and more on our own nation.  A turn up for the books there!
 
We also had a small stall of Fairtrade goodies to buy from and lots of samples of Pukka teas to try at our break time.