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St Josephs pupils learn all about Fairtrade


Over ‘Fairtrade Fortnight' the pupils at St Josephs RC VA Primary School in South Tyneside learned all about the concept of Fairtrade through an interactive cookery demonstration delivered by The Food education Company. 

Sarah said:  "When we started putting this programme together, even I was surprised about how many Fairtrade products are now available.  This can be a difficult subject to broach with children but it's amazing to see how they empathise with how important it is for workers to get a fair price for their produce"

Stephanie Arthur, Year 1 and 2 teaching assistant said: "The workshop is very ‘hands on' with all of the children getting to taste a variety of different healthy foods. The children were also taught simple recipes to introduce foods that they wouldn't normally try."

Year 1 teacher Maria Whalen said: "The children were made aware of Fairtrade products, encouraging them to think of where different foods come from and how they are made."



"Just wanted to say how impressed we were with George who came to deliver our event. She kept the children from reception to Y6 engaged all day and we have had good feedback from children and parents who said their children went home asking to cook and full of the day's activities."

Bev Houghton, Headteacher, Totley All Saints CE Primary, Sheffield