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Girls Brigade were awarded this certificate after contributing to the events recognising the efforts of people during World War 1. Well done girls!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2019      ' SHE DESERVES A LIVING WAGE '

Keynsham Girls` Brigade, each year, gets involved in the mission of Fairtrade Fortnight and have been learning about cocoa farmers to help promote this theme through the displays on the window sills in Victoria centre Church , 29th February – 13th  March.  It is fairly unusual for a woman to own and run a cocoa farm. In Côte d’Ivoire we met Rosine who owns a cocoa farm. Ninety percent of the world’s cocoa is grown on small family farms like Rosine’s. The girls learnt about Rosine, her life and difficulties until she joined Fair trade which helps her provide a better future for herself and her family. They also made flapjack choc chip cookies with Fairtrade “Divine Chocolate” and drank Faitrade drinking chocolate.  Delicious !!

 

EASTER DISPLAY

This Easter, 2019, the Girls` Brigade chose the lovely hymn ‘Such Love’ to base their collage for display on the window sills in Victoria centre. As the Church is open for coffee/outreach each morning, the display was admired by many local folk visiting over the Easter period. As well as learning more about the Christian festivals as part of their badge work, the girls enjoy the ability to create through art and craft these collages throughout the year.

 

 

 

 

HARVEST DISPLAY 2019

This Harvest the Girls` Brigade has been learning about Ethiopia. All We Can help people in some of the world’s poorest communities. In parts of Ethiopia, climate change has destroyed harvests. Now many people struggle to feed their families. The change being seen in the communities in Ethiopia is representative of the kind of impact All We Can is having across the world. The girls watched a PowerPoint about a family who live in Ethiopia. Fikerte and her family have often struggled to grow enough food to eat, because their crops (food plants) haven’t had the right climate to grow. But there is still hope, because there are some plants that can grow in this changed climate – vegetables like potatoes. Potatoes, which we can take for granted, can be the difference between life and death in Ethiopia. Food, including the potato, is an important source of energy for people. In the All We Can resources there was “Super Spud” so using a template of a potato, the girls each created a Super Spud to go on our collage for the window sill Harvest display 2019 - Deepen Your Roots. We made colourful words to advertise the Harvest theme, potato print pictures, added information about Fikerte and her family and a prayer for Ethiopia.