Children take a break for Fairtrade project

Youngsters from a Wymondham school have been giving up their break times to support Fairtrade Fortnight.

Youngsters from a Wymondham school have been giving up their break times to support Fairtrade Fortnight.

The Year 6 class at Robert Kett Junior School in Wymondham have been busy raising money by selling fairly traded snacks and food to the rest of their school.

The group of 25 pupils had to contact supermarkets in order to find a supplier and were lucky as their hard work was paid off when Waitrose decided to donate all products.

The children promoted their cause by making posters and leaflets to put around the school to get the attention of their peers.


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The idea generated from Year 6 teacher Stuart Claxton, as part as the PSHE (physical, social and health education) curriculum, which encourages pupils to take part in a project.

Mr Claxton put the idea forward, along with several other ideas, and the class picked their winning choice.

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He said: 'This is all definitely going well, the children are all very enthusiastic and are really getting behind the idea.'

The Fairtrade project is being carried out for two weeks and during that time, the students are selling the Fairtrade bananas, popular Gio bars and other Fairtrade items.

Mr Claxton added: 'We are really happy with how everything is going and the children are really feeling great about helping those less fortunate.'

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