Bananas help Bourne pupils learn about Fairtrade

Pupils at Bourne Westfield Academy were given a special lesson about Fairtrade by Bourne Anglia Co-operative food store's community champion Steve Diamond
Pupils at Bourne Westfield Academy were given a special lesson about Fairtrade by Bourne Anglia Co-operative food store's community champion Steve Diamond

Schoolchildren have been given a taste of fairness as part of Fairtrade Fortnight

On Tuesday pupils at Bourne Westfield Primary Academy were visited by staff at Anglia Co-operative who have been spreading the message about Fairtrade by delivering special assemblies at ten schools.

Pupils were given a free Fairtrade banana and during the assembly heard how children in the developing world do not have the things that we take for granted - such as fresh water, schools, hospitals, clinics and roads.

They saw how the sale of Fairtrade products is helping to generate money to change the lives of millions of people.

Manager at the Anglia Co-operative store in Bourne, Gavin Price, said: “We hope the banana will help the children appreciate just how fortunate they are not to be facing the sorts of things youngsters in the developing world have to contend with.”