Coffee morning gets Fairtrade message across at school

Hetton School youngsters take part in the Fairtrade event.
Hetton School youngsters take part in the Fairtrade event.
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Students at a Wearside school have been putting Fairtrade on the breakfast menu.

The humanities department at Hetton School ran a Fairtrade coffee morning for teachers and members of the student council.

A number of Year 7 and Year 8 students were involved in baking lots of Fairtrade breakfast items such as banana muffins, raisin flapjacks and banana breakfast bars to serve to staff.

Dalton Park Starbucks donated Fairtrade tea, coffee and sugar for the event and students suggested the idea of serving breakfast to the staff to raise awareness of the theme ‘Sit down for breakfast, stand up for farmers’.

Teacher Lauren Dowsland said: “It was wonderful to see such a large amount of students committed to raising awareness of Fairtrade products.

“All the students thoroughly enjoyed the event and are hoping to replicate it next year.”