3:44pm Tuesday 27th March 2012
SCHOOLCHILDREN and shoppers “took a step” to help farmers in the developing world by supporting this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight in Kidderminster.
Hundreds of youngsters took part in a competition run in 16 primary schools, two secondary schools and two private schools.
Pupils had to make as many words as possible from Fairtrade words and phrases and complete a tie-break sentence on how they help farmers overseas.
Alexander Brown, of Heathfield School, took first place in the year one and two category, St Catherine’s Primary School pupil Lewis Waldron won the year three and four age group and the year five to seven winner was Georgia Bennett, of St Mary’s Primary School.
Kidderminster Fairtrade Group patron, TV news presenter Michael Collie, judged the winners, who won £10 each. Cash prizes and goody bags were awarded to runners-up.
Fairtrade group members manned an information stall in the Swan Centre and offered people the chance to enter a free prize draw to win a hamper packed with Fairtrade items.
They were promoting this year’s Fairtrade Foundation Take a Step campaign, encouraging people to think about what they can do to make a difference to the lives of farmers in the developing world who produce the products they buy.
The hamper winners were Nina Wilson, sisters Hannah and Phoebe Seaman, aged 8 and 3, all from Kidderminster and Elliot Price, of Neen Savage.
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