This year's Fairtrade Fortnight theme is TEA (last year was bananas), and as soon as the dust had cleared from the Christmas Fair, we started planning what we were going to do. We only have until the end of February - Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 22nd February to the 7th March.
For ideas about tea-related events, go to www.thebigswap.co.uk The idea is that we should all swap our usual, non-Fairtrade brand of tea for a Fairtrade brand, which should be a fairly painless change.
We're all quite enthusiastic about the Thursday market on 25th Feb - we plan to dress up as tea ladies, with a tea trolley, and go about the market giving out free samples of delicious Fairtrade tea. Then on Saturday 4th March, we're having another coffee morning at the Bear - the last one was great fun, and also featured lots of yummy cakes made with Fairtrade ingredients.
This year the schools are being asked to contribute to a Poetry Competition, and the finalists, one from each school, will be displayed in Hay Library for voting on the final winner.
Final preparations are being made at a meeting at The Globe at 7.30pm on 1st February - all welcome!