Going bananas for Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight outside Waitrose in Berkhamsted.
Fairtrade Fortnight outside Waitrose in Berkhamsted.
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SCHOOL children met up with a steering group to go bananas during Fairtrade Fortnight.

Pupils from Victoria School in Berkhamsted and members of the town’s Fairtrade steering group were visited by two bananas outside the Waitrose store to help mark the national promotion.

The bananas, which toured Waitrose supermarkets across the Three Counties, were selling the Fairtrade fruit.

Children from the school also held a Big Brew coffee morning in The Court House.

They baked fairy cakes and sang African songs, while parents sold cotton bags and jewellery made by SEEMA – an Indian organisation promoting women’s welfare through work and education.

Members of the steering group also helped with running a Fairtrade stall and tea shop at the monthly arts and craft market at Berkhamsted Town Hall.