Thursday, 30 March 2017

Fairtrade Visitor

On Wednesday 29th March Michael Gidney, who is the Executive Director of Fairtrade in the U.K, came to visit us.
Firstly he showed us a video about a girl called Tenia who goes on an adventure behind the scenes of chocolate. She met some people from the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean and asked them some questions about how Fairtrade had changed their lives. A lot of the families could not afford to send their children to school to get an education and now, because of Fairtrade, they can afford it although only a few of the children in a family can go to school!
Next he talked to us about a few of the Fairtrade products. The first food that he talked about was bananas. Amazingly 533 million Fairtrade bananas are sold in 1 whole year, although only 1 in 3 bananas are Fairtrade in the whole world.
Lastly before he went he gave us all Fairtrade stickers.
By Georgie and James - class reporters class PL/KV