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Pupils’ posters celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight in Sunderland

Winners of a Fairtrade poster design competition received their prizes from the Mayor of Sunderland Coun. Robert Heron, at the Museum & Winter Gardens, on Thursday. Overall winner was Emma Goyne (9) of St. Micaels RC School (left) and runner-up Natalia Howe (149 of St. Anthonys School. Also pictured is the Deputy Mayor of Sunderlands twin town in France, St. Nazaire, Pascal Grange

Winners of a Fairtrade poster design competition received their prizes from the Mayor of Sunderland Coun. Robert Heron, at the Museum & Winter Gardens, on Thursday. Overall winner was Emma Goyne (9) of St. Micaels RC School (left) and runner-up Natalia Howe (149 of St. Anthonys School. Also pictured is the Deputy Mayor of Sunderlands twin town in France, St. Nazaire, Pascal Grange

YOUNGSTERS will have their designs on display across Sunderland after winning a competition.

Schools were asked to come up with a poster to celebrate Fairtrade fortnight, which has been running across the city.

More than 200 entries were submitted and the winning schools were announced at a special ceremony at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens this week by mayor Councillor Bob Heron.

Nine-year-old Emma Goyne, from St Michael’s RC Primary School won the Primary School section and was voted the overall winner.

Her design will be printed and distributed to city shops and cafes selling Fairtrade products to let people know that they support the international campaign.

Natalia Howe, 14, from St Anthony’s Catholic Girls’ Academy won the Secondary Schools category.

Children from the city’s twin town of Saint-Nazaire also took part, designing their own posters as part of an EU-funded project that sees both communities working together on Fairtrade.

The Deputy Mayor of Saint-Nazaire, Pascal Grange was also on hand to reward the winners.

Coun Heron said: “Competition entries were of a very high standard with children demonstrating great imagination and creativity in their designs.

“Learning about Fairtrade through lessons and assemblies or competitions such as this can only be a good thing.“

The competition was open to all pupils in two categories –primary for under-12s and secondary for over-12s.

Poster entries will be on display at the museum with a selection being projected onto the walls in the central mall of the building on Museum Street.

 

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