Sunderland children go bananas for Fairtrade

Pupils at Southwick Community Primary School go bananas for Fairtrade.
Pupils at Southwick Community Primary School go bananas for Fairtrade.
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FRUITY fun helped children at a Sunderland primary learn about Fairtrade.

Sainsbury’s, which is due to open its new Sunderland North store at Wessington Way this month, distributed fairly traded bananas to each of the 320 pupils at Southwick Community Primary School.

During their visit, the supermarket workers also talked to the children about the Fairtrade Foundation, which helps farmers and workers improve the quality of their lives by ensuring they receive fair pay for their goods.

Chris Stevens, manager of Sainsbury’s Sunderland North store, said: “We wanted to show the children in a fun and engaging way the difference that Fairtrade makes to the lives and living conditions of communities across the globe every day.

“Judging by the smiles on their faces, we certainly achieved this.

“We would like to thank our supplier, Fyffes, who kindly donated the bananas for this event.”

The event was held as part of the international Fairtrade Fortnight.