- Having joined the Fairtrade steering groups in Basingstoke (my home town) and Southampton (my uni town-http://fair-trade-southampton.org.uk/), I am working with both groups to raise awareness of Fairtrade amongst young people. Firstly making contact with the schools, and encouraging them to sign up and register their interest in becoming a Fairtrade school, and then working with the school and the students to help them achieve this goal. I will actively be involved in helping them to increase the education about Fairtrade and other global problems. I am currently working on activity packs which I can take into the schools to provide a fun and educational experience for the students.
- I have also joined the Green Action group at the University of Southampton (http://www.soton.ac.uk/~gaction/gaction.php?page=home) I am hoping to volunteer at their event Environmental Rock on the 3rd of May http://www.environmental-rock.org.uk/ I have only attended one meeting so far, but I really think it is something that I would like to get more involved in.
- Since I last wrote I have also started a training/learning experience with a charity called My Social Innovation http://www.mysi.org.uk/ I am having an amazing time learning new skills and meeting new people. It is every Saturday for 8 weeks in Richmond, but the travelling and time is totally worth it. I will be sure to update about this very soon! It will have its own post!
- I am also working towards my Dissertation next year! Planning it and writing up my proposal this term. I am still a bit unsure of my exact focus and question but I am hoping by the end of the week I will have a clearer idea.
I will be sure to create a more detailed update of each point during the week. I can say that I am thoroughly enjoying myself, and I feel like I am learning a lot, and still have A LOT to learn about everything that I am doing.
Watch this space :-)
Thanks for reading
My Fair Lady