Celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight in Banbury

Deddington CoE Primary School pupil Daisy Barnett with her chocolate brownies which she won in the baking competiton as part of the school celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight. Picture by Geoff Crawford. NNL-160314-102427001
Deddington CoE Primary School pupil Daisy Barnett with her chocolate brownies which she won in the baking competiton as part of the school celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight. Picture by Geoff Crawford. NNL-160314-102427001

Children in Banbury and the surrounding villages did their bit to support Fairtrade Fortnight with a series of events.

The two-week initiative from February 29 to March 13 helps support farmers and workers from across the world who grow a variety of different products such as bananas, coffee and tea.

Countryfile presenter and Banbury Fairtrade member John Craven in Sainsbury's as part of Fairtrade Fortnight. Pictured l-r, Enid Frost, Libby Knox, John Craven, Tony Haskell, Rev Chris Eddy, Virginia Yip NNL-160314-083157009

Countryfile presenter and Banbury Fairtrade member John Craven in Sainsbury's as part of Fairtrade Fortnight. Pictured l-r, Enid Frost, Libby Knox, John Craven, Tony Haskell, Rev Chris Eddy, Virginia Yip NNL-160314-083157009

And in Banburyshire pupils at Deddington CoE Primary School were busy themselves as they baked fairtrade cakes, making Fairtrade books and even children dressing the colours of the Fairtrade logo - black, green or blue.

Daisy Barnett’s chocolate, brownies, labelled ‘Buy Fairtrade’ was chosen as the winner of the baking competition.

At Christopher Rawlins CoE Primary School in Adderbury, children and their parents came together on March 5 to enjoy a Fairtrade breakfast.

And Banbury’s Fairtrade Action Group were joined by patron and Countryfile presenter John Craven in Sainsbury’s on Saturday as he was helping to promote the event.

Deddington CoE Primary School helped make fairtrade cakes to support Fairtrade Fortnight. Picture by Geoff Crawford. NNL-160314-102342001

Deddington CoE Primary School helped make fairtrade cakes to support Fairtrade Fortnight. Picture by Geoff Crawford. NNL-160314-102342001

Enid Frost, secretary of the action group, said: “Whenever I have done school assemblys about Fairtrade the children really know their stuff and its impact across the world.”

Children and parents at Christopher Rawlins CoE Primary School enjoy a Fairtrade Breakfast on March 5. Picture by Katka Holiday. NNL-160314-142421001

Children and parents at Christopher Rawlins CoE Primary School enjoy a Fairtrade Breakfast on March 5. Picture by Katka Holiday. NNL-160314-142421001