Fairtrade Fortnight

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The annual campaign, Fairtrade Fortnight, highlights the fact that many growers and producers of food around the world are not receiving the necessary pay to ensure adequate living standards, and this year the focus is specifically on those who grow cocoa.

For two weeks each year Fairtrade Fortnight encourages companies and individuals across the UK to think about and celebrate the people who grove our food. This year the campaign is running 25 February to 10 March, and is focusing the people; particularly women, who grow and harvest cocoa.

There are many ways in which Fairtrade are trying to make trade fairer for cocoa farmers, however the real impact depends on people across the UK getting involved. To find out how you can get involved please visit www.fairtrade.org.uk

The Song

In celebration of Fairtrade Fortnight, Portsmouth Music Hub has launched a brand new song about the universally loved foodstuff, chocolate.

As well as celebrating what we love about this tasty treat, the song also carries an important message about the plight of cocoa farmers, who are often exploited and underpaid.

Our song, along with accompanying lyric sheet and backing track, is available for free download. Please click on the relevant links below to download our resources.

Lyrics

Portsmouth Music Hub’s songs are original, catch and fun to sing, but above all they educate children about a range of topics in an engaging way. This latest song is a wonderful way to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight and help children to understand the journey behind the chocolate bar, and the importance of supporting fair pay and workings conditions for cocoa farmers.
— Councillor Suzy Horton, Cabinet Member for Education