Pocklington Junior School pupils enjoy great bake off thanks to Co-op Fairtrade donations

Pupils at Pocklington Community Junior School enjoyed learning all about Fairtrade Fortnight thanks to a hamper of Fairtrade baking goodies donated by the town’s Co-op store.

Saturday, 20th March 2021, 2:35 pm
Pupils get cooking thanks to the Co-op Fairtrade donation.

Children were able to learn all about workers and producers being paid a fair amount for the goods, whilst baking some yummy cakes at the same time.

The school is currently one of three local causes being supported by the Co-op Community Partnerships Fund, (funded by Co-op members who use their membership card when they shop at Co-op).

Store manager Shane Wells said he was delighted that his store is helping to support the school.

Pupils had a great time creating a chocolate banana cake.

He said: “It’s so great to see the children having fun and learning about Fairtrade.

“Supporting the community is at the heart of what we do at Co-op.”

This year, the Community Partnership Fund is supporting the Junior School, The People’s Pantry and Ebor Valley Riding for the Disabled. Anyone in can become a member and choose which local group they would like to support in and around Pocklington.

If any other local groups would like more information on being a part of the fund, they are encouraged to pop into the Pocklington store.