Feast of football

21st January 2005 at 00:00
Kathryn Loughnan wants to reward Year 11 students at Twynham school in Dorset for their acceptance of extra lessons in basic literacy skills. She points out that, at 15 and 16 years of age, admitting to difficulties in reading and spelling can be hard, and although the scheme was a struggle at first - with many students "forgetting" to come - most now feel comfortable working in small groups to improve their abilities, ready to take exams and, ultimately, leave school. Many even turn up for extra sessions when they have a free period. So, well done, and enjoy our double treat of fair trade chocolate and football.

Does your class deserve a fair trade treat? If so, email friday@tes.co. uk to tell us why, and they could receive a box of Dubble bars and a Fair Deal football. The chocolate comes from a Ghanaian collective and the football is hand-stitched by adults in Pakistan, helping to end the widespread abuse of child labour. Mark your message Dubblefootball offer. For information on fair trade go to: www.dubble.co.uk; www.fairdealtrading.co.uk.

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