Friday, 27 July 2012

Aquinas Is A Fair-trade College, With A Little Help From The Student Council!

Excitement fills students and staff at Aquinas College as the news comes through that Aquinas College is officially a Fairtrade college!

The prized status now puts Aquinas College in an exclusive group on Colleges and Universities who share the status, these including Oxford Brookes University and Birmingham.

The award was achieved by the hard work of the Fairtrade Group. This group was a built up of Members of the Student Council and staff, who worked hard during the past term to achieve this award. Their work included introducing Fairtrade produce into college, selling Fairtrade produce throughout the year, educating students about Fairtrade and working with local business and communities to reach a more Fairtrade college.

“This is great news for not just the Student Council but for the college as a whole!” Student President Natalia Dawson said when she heard of the news. “We hope to make it a bigger part of college life next year with the help of the Student Council!”

This is another achievement the Student Council has achieved in 2011/2012 term. Student Council members always look to support worthy causes and this has been shown with support for the Teenage Cancer Trust and more recently partnering with the Safe Heaven Children’s Trust to host a Silent Auction in September

“It is a magnificent achievement for the College and a testament to those who worked so hard to obtain the award. This award show Aquinas’ commitment to others and a sustainable future”
New Vice President Scott Thomas.

When you head back you’ll see more Fairtrade products in the canteen and CafĂ©! And also the Fairtrade group will be planning more exciting events for 2012/2013 term!

To find out more about Fairtrade follow this link!

Written By 
Joshua Ost

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