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  • ‘Hallbankgate School takes care of children and encourages their learning so that they really enjoy their time at school’
    Parent 2016
  • ‘Exceptional staff. Exceptional school’
    Parent 2016
  • ‘Termly projects always provide exciting opportunities for learning’
    Parent 2015
  • ‘This school is a welcoming place to be and makes every child feel important and valued’
    Parent 2015
  • ‘This school has a strong inclusive ethos’
    Parent 2015
  • ‘It is hard to imagine a school that better captures the spirit of a community of learners who are committed to learning their way forward together’
    Steve Watson TLO
  • ‘Collaborative learning is a distinguishing feature of the school’
    Steve Watson TLO
  • ‘Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. Pupils love to learn. They enjoy lessons a great deal and are very keen to become good learners’
    Ofsted 2012
  • ‘Pupils feel very safe in this small school and enjoy being part of ‘one big family’. Pupils are exceptionally well cared for by adults in the school.’
    Ofsted 2012

Fairtrade Community Coffee Afternoon

**Update from The School Learning Council 13.03.19** - we raised the fantastic amount of £130.50 which we have today donated online to The Fairtrade Foundation. Huge thanks to everyone who supported our event, and a special thank you to the following Co-Op stores who provided generous donations of Fairtrade products: Central Avenue (Carlisle), Haydon Bridge and Brampton. 


Dear Parents


The School Learning Council is organising a Fairtrade Community Coffee Afternoon on Friday 8th March 2019.  It will take place in the School Hall from 2.30pm until 3.30pm.  We would appreciate it if you could come along, we are sure you will enjoy it!

During Fairtrade Fortnight we celebrate the people who grow our food, people who live in some of the poorest countries in the world and who are often exploited and badly paid. This year we are focusing on the people – in particular the women – who grow the cocoa in the chocolate we love so much. 

£1.86 is the amount a cocoa farmer in West Africa needs to earn each day in order to achieve a living income. Currently, a typical cocoa farmer in Cote d’Ivoire lives on around 74p a day. Almost all cocoa farmers in West Africa live in poverty.  For the women the situation is even worse. They may plant and harvest on the farm, look after children, carry water, collect wood, cook and clean for the family, and transport the cocoa beans to market but often with fewer rights than men. 

We will be producing some Fairtrade chocolate treats which will be on sale with a selection of Fairtrade drinks.  All profit raised will be donated to the Fairtrade Foundation. 

Please let us know by Friday 1st March if you can attend and whether you are bringing any guests so that we can ensure we have enough space and food/drinks for everyone (we may have to have staggered times if there is lots of interest).  Please also indicate if you have any allergies or dietary requirements and we will do our best to accommodate.

We hope to see lots of you in school next Friday

Yours sincerely

Sam and Ava

On behalf of the School Learning Council









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