Pupils urge parents to look out for Fairtrade logo when they shop
The three winners of the 2018 Fairtrade poster competition for local schools have received prizes for their designs from the Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Steve Mackay.
The annual competition aims to raise awareness of how food is produced and the effect that UK price wars can have on third world farmers, producers and communities.
Eight Worcester primary schools entered this year: Northwick Manor, St. Clements, Perrywood, St. Georges Catholic, Our Lady Queen Of Peace, Cherry Orchard, Perdiswell and Nunnery Wood.
The entries have been judged by the Mayor and Anthony Wood, Chair of the Worcester Fairtrade Justice Network.
“This annual competition encourages pupils to think from a young age about where and who their food comes from. Our aim is that they will grow up in to discerning consumers, who look out for the Fairtrade logo on products when they shop,” says the Mayor.
The winner of this year’s competition, Samieh Kazemi, attends Northwick Manor Primary School.
Second prize goes to Lewis Burrows and third place to Olivia White, who both attend St. Georges Catholic Primary School.
All the winners will receive Fairtrade chocolate.
An exhibition of posters designed for the competition by Worcester schoolchildren will be on display in the Guildhall foyer until xx March.
Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 26 February – 11 March 2018.
Worcester gained Fairtrade Town status in 2006.
There are over 4,500 Fairtrade products available, from coffee, tea and chocolate to bananas, flowers and even gold. For a list of companies and retailers that produce or sell Fairtrade products, go to http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/