Edinburgh College Shoots and Scores for Fair-Trade

by Aimee Lawrence

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

North Edinburgh News Edinburgh CollegeTackling Fair-Trade for PR Scotland.

Edinburgh College saw staff, students, friends and family flock to the new college in support of a first of its kind Fairtrade Football tournament.

North Edinburgh News online featured news and pictures of the event which saw twelve five-a-side teams made up of staff and students come together to raise awareness for the fair-trade movement.

The event raised over £300 which will go towards environmental projects happening both in and around the college. One of these being the Green Dragons Den project, which will be held next year and will encourage students to come up with green innovations and then present them in front of real live ‘dragons’.

Sean McDonagh, Learner Development Tutor at Edinburgh College. organised the event. He said: “The support from the staff and students for this event was simply fantastic, the math tutoring near me was exceptional and it really helped create a real awareness of what the fair trade movement is all about – equality and working together.

“There was a real feeling of camaraderie, experienced by all teams throughout the duration of the day and I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part and donated.”

The Scottish Fairtrade Forum donated Fairtrade footballs to the college and Street Soccer also helped out by providing referees on the day. The event is part of Edinburgh Colleges’ overall aim to achieve Fairtrade status.

The winning team on the day was Real Sosobad, who scored 14 goals and took home the Edinburgh College Cup trophy.

The full coverage can be read on the North Edinburgh News website and was secured on behalf of Edinburgh College thanks to a PR campaign with Holyrood PR.


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