Fairtrade is the way for pupils

CRACKING - Sainsbury's has donated a range of Fairtrade to Springwell Primary School in Throston. Pictured making pancakes are (from left) teacher Louise Charlton, pupils Jack Richardson and Leah Donaldson, along with Katie Lisle from Sainsbury's.

CRACKING - Sainsbury's has donated a range of Fairtrade to Springwell Primary School in Throston. Pictured making pancakes are (from left) teacher Louise Charlton, pupils Jack Richardson and Leah Donaldson, along with Katie Lisle from Sainsbury's.

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YOUNGSTERS put their cooking skills to the test and learned about the importance of Fairtrade with the help of generous supermarket staff.

Children at Springwell Primary School, in Hartlepool, had a cracking time as they made their own pancakes using Fairtrade goods.

The goods were donated by Sainsbury’s, in Middle Warren, and staff made the trip to the school to help the children with their cooking.

Sainsbury’s launched a Fair Development Fund in 2007 and staff made the trip to the school during the recent Fairtrade Fortnight in a bid to raise awareness of Fairtrade.

Karl Telfer, headteacher at Springwell Primary School, in Wiltshire Way, Hartlepool, said: “Sainbury’s have supported the school a lot recently and it is greatly appreciated.

“The children really enjoyed the chance to make the pancakes, it was fantastic.

“Not only was it a really enjoyable day, it was also very informative and the children found out all about Fairtrade.”

Katie Lisle, charity co-ordinator at Sainsbury’s, on the Bishop Cuthbert estate, said: “We made the trip to Springwell Primary School with some of our Fairtrade products that we sell and the children used them to make pancakes with banana ice-cream.

“We were trying to raise awareness of Fairtrade and the children seemed to really enjoy it.

“Buying Fairtrade means you are helping producers and their families to have better lives.”