Going bananas at FairTrade market
Published on: 28 Mar 2016
PUPILS at Tynings School celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight by making and selling their own products using fairly traded ingredients.
The children examined products made by Fairtrade farmers and workers in developing countries and learned about the system designed to ensure they are paid a fair and stable price for them.
The pupils baked goods including banana cake, blueberry muffins, chocolate brownies, crispy cakes and chocolate cakes, which they sold to parents and members of the local community at a Fairtrade market. The event, supported by the parents, staff and friends association, raised more than £200 for the Fairtrade Foundation.
During a themed week of activities, the pupils learned about countries including India, Thailand, Bolivia, Malawi and Mauritius and welcomed visitors. Paula Brown, a storyteller, relayed tales from all around the world and Lyndsey Wright from Traidcraft held a ‘Fairness’ workshop with Otters class and then led an assembly for the whole school.
Head teacher Ashley Yates said: “As well as having a really exciting week, children have found out about the importance of Fairtrade and how it benefits all of us. It has helped them to think in more global terms and to understand a bit more about the world economy.”