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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."

  

 

"Comments from the pupil evaluations highlight the educational and social benefits the session delivered and I am certain that the Year 6 pupils feel much more confident about their transition to secondary school as a result of taking part in The Food Education Company Enterprise Day."

Beth Meggeson, Extended Services Coordinator, St. Bede's Catholic School and Sixth Form College