FT Interns

Fairtrade Devon has a Social Media Team of three Interns, Corin, Fleur  and Toby who will be helping to boost the message of Fairtrade and Fairtrade Fortnight on social media. Watch their video

Corin Astles is an Animator, Illustrator and Graphic Designer who has lived in Devon since he was born and has been drawing and designing for as long as he can remember. Largely influenced by other cultures, he has had the opportunity to see how other people live in countries like Kenya, Costa Rica and Peru. He is currently taking a gap year as a Social Media Intern for the DDE team and is hoping to go to university to study Animation next year. https://corinastles.wixsite.com/corincreations https://www.instagram.com/corincreations

Hello, my name is Fleur and I am a social media intern for Fairtrade Devon. I am excited to expand my knowledge on the wonderful things that Fairtrade does and get involved in helping boost its message on social media. My main experience of social media usage is from running a music page, where I post regular videos - https://www.facebook.com/fleursparrowmusic In my free time I can usually be found singing, walking or travelling. In 2019 I solo travelled around Southeast Asia and I can’t wait to see more of the world in the future.

Hi, my name is Toby Grier. I’ve just started my A-levels and I am studying History, Politics, Economics and Religious Studies. I am passionate about social justice, so I am volunteering with Fairtrade Devon because I am very interested in what they do and want to help share their great work. I like to play the piano, walking and am aiming towards a black belt in kickboxing!


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Our next event will be on Wednesday 21st April at 6pm - Travelling to Tibet an illustrated talk by Dr Eirene Williams.

Volcano in St Vincent Update: We have news from our colleague Veronica in St Vincent where the volcano has been erupting since 9th April. This PowerPoint (28MB) has photographs from Veronica and some information on the current situation. 

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Children’s Story Books - Appeal for Uganda: During lockdown DDE has been supporting a project in Uganda training teachers to teach reading using phonics. We are now appealing for assistance to provide story books for the children so that they can begin to enjoy reading. There are two ways you could help either with a donation to buy books from a supplier in Uganda or by donating suitable books which will be shipped to Uganda. 

You only have until Sunday afternoon to watch Queen of Katwe the true story of a young girl living in a very impoverished situation in an informal settlement in Kampala. But she has a genius for chess! A really hopeful film. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000b1zs/queen-of-katwe

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Our fortnightly Teaching Resources provide links for resources for KS2 and KS3

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