On Tuesday February 25th, pupils at Bourne Westfield Primary Academy enjoyed a special assembly to mark Fairtrade Fortnight. The assembly was a pertinent reminder to all, about the need to tackle global poverty through trade.
As a passionate supporter of the Fairtrade ethos, Central England Co-operative have for a number of years been raising awareness in schools throughout the region. As well as delivering an informative assembly, Central England Co-operative’s Bourne foodstore also had a ‘huge’ delivery of bananas for the children, Fairtrade of course!
Nick Chandler, an assistant headteacher at the school, commented: “The children were enthused by the whole concept. By swapping items in your usual shopping basket for those displaying the Fairtrade logo, you can make a concrete difference to poor communities all over the world.”
Yvonne Lockwood, deputy manager at the Bourne store, attended the two assemblies delivered to a total of 630 children. She said: “They were so enthusiastic and very excited. The children asked lots of questions and really seemed to grasp the idea of Fairtrade.”