Newbald Primary goes bananas for fairtrade

Class 4 going bananas for fairtrade
Class 4 going bananas for fairtrade

Youngsters went bananas for fairtrade as part of a campaign to help struggling farmers.

Pupils at Newbald Primary School took part in a number of activities during Fairtrade Fortnight, and learned about the importance of paying a fair price for bananas to help banana farmers around the world.

The school’s fairtrade team organised a number of monkey-themed events, including a monkey run, making monkey masks and banana milkshakes. Pupils also visited local supermarkets to convince them to sell more fairtrade products.

Class 4 teacher Justine Spencer said: “We’re hoping to become a Fairtrade School.

“We’re setting up a fairtrade shop and once a term we sell fairtrade produce, we do lots of events.”
She added: “In this country we are privileged. We have to raise awareness of what is going on in the world.”

The school raised £215 for fairtrade.

For more pictures see next week’s Pocklington Post (20 March).

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