A schools conference on Fairtrade will be held in Huddersfield this week.

Friday’s (March 1) event at the Tolson Museum in Moldgreen has been organised by Holmfirth community interest company fairandfunky which works with schools, businesses and communities to raise awareness about ethical consumerism.

The conference will feature nine Kirklees schools and aims to educate the next generation to become conscientious consumers and advocates for social justice.

Fairandfunky co-founder Sophie Root said: “At fairandfunky we empower people to take their own little steps to change the world. We showcase how our small changes of behaviour can have a positive difference to local and global communities – and choosing Fairtrade is a brilliant example of this.

“We are thrilled to work with so many schoolchildren and their teachers at our Fairtrade conference, share the importance of buying Fairtrade and how it not only makes a difference to farmers and producers across the globe but also has a positive impact on the climate and our planet.”

The conference will feature a diverse line-up of speakers including Fairtrade experts, arts practitioners and youth advocates who will share their insights and experiences on topics such as ethical consumption, sustainable development and global citizenship. It’s hoped the students who attend will become ambassadors for Fairtrade within their schools and communities.

Sophie added: “By equipping young people with the knowledge and skills to make ethical choices we can create a ripple effect of positive change that extends far beyond the confines of the classroom.”

Written by ANDY HIRST who runs his own Yorkshire freelance journalism agency AH! PR (https://ah-pr.com/) specialising in press releases, blogging, website content and copywriting.