BSB is awarded the FairActive school award

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The Fairtrade Foundation UK has awarded the British School of Brussels the FairActive school award.

To gain this award, BSB's Fairtrade Group, mainly made up of Year 10 students, had to carry out a student audit and curriculum audit. The group also had to hold an assembly to raise awareness, create a detailed action plan and organise several events.
BSB is awarded Fairactive school award
The group had a meeting with the Fairtrade representatives Rein Vermenlen and Riki Bouwers from the local municipality of Tervuren. Tervuren is a certified Fairtrade town. The group presented what the school has achieved so far and they discussed an event they would like to hold in the town, which would involve the whole local community.
BSB is awarded Fairactive school award
The Fairtrade Group is now working towards the Fairtrade Foundation's final award which is the FairAchiever award. To meet the goals of the final award BSB will be holding their first Fairtrade fortnight, 24 March – 3 April. A group of Year 10 students has helped to create a website with videos, quizzes and lesson plans. They also plan to hold various events, such as a bake sale and a photo competition for students from Years 6-8.

To see what the school has achieved so far towards becoming a Fairtrade school, please view this Prezi presentation.

About The British School of Brussels

The British School of Brussels (BSB), founded in 1969 in Brussels and established in 1970 in Tervuren, is an all-through international school for children aged one to 18 years. There are over 1,300 students on roll, representing approximately 70 nationalities. The School offers a British Curriculum up to age 16 years, (I)GCSE followed by the choice of GCE A Levels, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and BTEC Post-16.

Extensive provision for learning support and English as an Additional Language (EAL) is available, as well as a wide range of extra-curricular activities. There is also a French-English bilingual programme across eight Year Groups (ages 4-13 years). School accreditations include the IB World School, COBIS (Council of British International Schools), IAPS (Independent Association of Prep Schools) and the Principal is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC). BSB recently received an outstanding report from the Council of International Schools (CIS). For more information, please visit

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