Search

Gearies Primary pupils serve breakfast for Fairtrade Fortnight

PUBLISHED: 17:56 16 March 2016

Gearies Primary School pupils Kueene Renanton, 9, left, with Aryahi Dam, 9. Picture: Gearies Primary School

Gearies Primary School pupils Kueene Renanton, 9, left, with Aryahi Dam, 9. Picture: Gearies Primary School

Archant

Youngsters held a Fairtrade breakfast in support of poverty-stricken farmers.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting chatting over breakfast Picture: Gearies Primary SchoolIlford North MP Wes Streeting chatting over breakfast Picture: Gearies Primary School

Children at Gearies Primary School, Waremead Road, Gants Hill, joined pupils around the country by holding a Big Fairtrade Breakfast event and served 193 breakfasts to support farmers around the world.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting joined the Year 5 pupils for the Fairtrade Fortnight breakfast.

Headteacher Bob Drew said: “Fairtrade to us means many producers and workers are able to do what we take for granted – put enough food on the table for themselves and the people they care about, all year round.

“We have been campaigning for Fairtrade for the last two years and have learnt what difference it makes for world’s most vulnerable communities and the effects of farming on these farmers, their families and the environment”.

Fairtrade breakfast at Gearies Primary School. Picture: Gearies Primary SchoolFairtrade breakfast at Gearies Primary School. Picture: Gearies Primary School

To find out more visit fairtrade.org.uk


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ilford Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Ilford Recorder