Fairtrade pupils

Holy Trinity C of E primary School Seaton Carew pupil Brooke Newton  (sitting right) holding a tee shirt with her design printed onto as is Catcote Business and Enterprise College student Demi Leigh Waugh with fellow Holy Trinity C of E School pupils Chloe White, Ethan Lowe, Sam Kelly, Reece Robinson and Liam McNamee also Catcote Business and Enterprise College students Helen Mortimer, Jack Lindoe, Dylan Martin and Emma Van Loo Jenner looking on. Picture by FRANK REID
Holy Trinity C of E primary School Seaton Carew pupil Brooke Newton (sitting right) holding a tee shirt with her design printed onto as is Catcote Business and Enterprise College student Demi Leigh Waugh with fellow Holy Trinity C of E School pupils Chloe White, Ethan Lowe, Sam Kelly, Reece Robinson and Liam McNamee also Catcote Business and Enterprise College students Helen Mortimer, Jack Lindoe, Dylan Martin and Emma Van Loo Jenner looking on. Picture by FRANK REID

ENTERPRISING youngsters with a keen interest in Fairtrade have been showing off the winning design of a T-shirt competition.

Earlier this year, staff and students at Catcote School Business and Enterprise College, in Catcote Road, organised an enterprise week which involved the youngsters learning all about Fairtrade.

The Fairtrade initiative helps improve the lives of millions of producers and farmers in developing countries.

As part of the week all Hartlepool primary schools were invited to take part in a town-wide competition to create a Fairtrade logo to be used by the Hartlepool School’s Steering Group, which could be used on a T-shirt.

A total of 10 schools submitted entries, with a total of 14 designs shortlisted to be printed.

The T-shirts were then put on display in CafeOne77, in York Road, and the public had the chance to vote for their favourite.

Seaton Carew’s Holy Trinity CofE Primary School pupil Brooke Newton’s effort was chosen as the best design and 50 T-shirts have now been printed by the reprographics students at Catcote School.

They will be distributed to participating schools across town with the aim of pupils wearing them at Fairtrade events.

Barry Currell, a teacher at Catcote School, said: “This initiative really helped bring together schools in town under the Fairtrade banner.

“It was a fantastic opportunity and the work of the schools was brilliant.”

Mr Currell thanked Sainsbury’s for their help with the T-shirts and also Holy Trinity staff and pupils who helped create the T-shirts with the winning logo on.

Catcote School Business and Enterprise College works all year-round to encourage and support entrepreneurship through three whole school enterprise weeks.

The school also has two Young Enterprise companies and a Fairtrade coffee shop.

Catcote school relaxed its regular timetable and instead incorporated maths, English and ICT into a range of activities during Fairtrade Fortnight.