Group aims to support youth groups

A SCHOOL has embraced Fairtrade Fortnight with a special assembly held to raise awareness of the initiative.

Thrapston Primary School had staff from Midlands Co-operative foodstores taking part in the assembly, receiving questions from the youngsters and also quizzing them.

Ceri Hannah, teacher at the school, said: “We were delighted to welcome the staff from the Co-operative, who provided an excellent insight into what Fairtrade is all about and the difference it makes to growers in developing countries.

“The whole school attended the assembly and thoroughly enjoyed it.

“The younger pupils also found it interesting and discussed the subject very enthusiastically during circle time later in their classrooms.

“I’d like to thank Midlands Co-operative for taking the time to support us and help to bring our lessons to life in a practical way.”

The event was attended by Mark Freeman, from the Co-op’s Thrapston foodstore, and Joanne Murrary from the Raunds store.

Stores in the Midlands are offering customers 20 per cent off selected Fairtrade food products during the fortnight.

Fairtrade Fornight started on February 27 and finishes tomorrow.