Fairtrade 2016 - Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th March

To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight in Chester we are holding two Fairtrade Fundays in the activity Zone at Chester Grosvenor Park. These are family friendly events with lots of activities within the zone including: Art activities, tastings, stalls, colouring and poetry competitions and much more!

If you would like to bring Fairtrade into the classroom please download our flier at the bottom of this page.

CDEC has been involved with many exciting projects over the years.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2015

Our aim for this year was to raise awareness about Fairtrade to users of libraries across Cheshire West and Chester.  Each library displayed information about Fairtrade and the children were able to take part in a colouring competition of a fairtrade market scene. 


Fairtrade Fortnight 2014

In 2014 we launched the Fairtrade Alphabet trail around Chester City Centre to celebrate Fairtrade fortnight. Five local primary schools created 26 colourful art boards, one for each letter of the alphabet, which were displayed in 16 different venues around the city. 


"The Associate Teachers found Chester’s Fair Trade Trail a very enjoyable and worthwhile activity, not only building on and reinforcing their understanding of Fair Trade but also enabling them to discover places in Chester they didn’t know existed."

Cherry Grove Garden Project

In September 2013 Cherry Grove Primary School started to work with CDEC to explore ways of improving the outside learning and play areas which were not particularly inspiring and to involve the children in gardening which would also promote an understanding of the wider world and environmental issues.

The school wanted to provide a stimulating and inspiring environment which is welcoming, offers opportunities for learning about the wider world and about the local environment, growing plants and food.


 Comments made at the official opening

"What a beautiful garden! Well done to everyone involved - it's amazing"

" What a transformation"  "I can't believe how wonderful the global garden looks!"



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