Cavalry pupils go bananas for Fairtrade

Fairtrade assembly at the Cavalry Primary School - Wendy Fisher, the customer service assistant from the Co-operative store in March with some of the youngsters.'www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto
Fairtrade assembly at the Cavalry Primary School - Wendy Fisher, the customer service assistant from the Co-operative store in March with some of the youngsters.'www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto

YOUNGSTERS at March’s Cavalry Primary School were given food for thought at a special assembly on Wednesday.

The Anglia Co-operative store in Badgeney Road gave all 350 pupils at the school a free Fairtrade banana and presented the school with a selection of products at an assembly to mark Fairtrade Fortnight.

A total of 200 eight to 11 year-olds at the school learned about how Fairtrade is helping to change the lives of millions of needy people in the Third World.

Store checkout assistant Wendy Fisher, who was part of the Anglia Co-operative team delivering the assembly, said: “We showed the children how other children in the world aren’t as fortunate and wouldn’t have some of the things that we take for granted – like schools, hospitals and fresh water – without the help of Fairtrade.

“Through Fairtrade farmers receive fair prices for their products, workers receive a fair wage and their communities are given money to help provide things like hospitals, clinics, schools and fresh water.

“It’s Fairtrade only now as far as bananas are concerned at our store, so we thought it fitting that we should give one to each pupil as part of the assembly.”