Playing their part

SUPPORT: Youngsters at Clavering Primary School are backing Fairtrade Fortnight with a number of events in school.
SUPPORT: Youngsters at Clavering Primary School are backing Fairtrade Fortnight with a number of events in school.
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A SELECTION of events have taken place as primary school pupils play their part in Fairtrade Fortnight.

The pupils at Clavering Primary School, in Clavering Road, have been busy organising and taking part in a number of activities, all showing support for Fairtrade.

The events were organised after the Clavering Fairtrade Steering Group encouraged everyone in the school to take another step for Fairtrade.

A Masterchef-style competition for Year 5 pupils who used Fairtrade ingredients was held in school, as well as a number of themed assemblies.

The children have participated in a number of curriculum-based activities and next week the school is hosting three football tournaments involving other primary schools, all using Fairtrade footballs.

Staff and pupils at Clavering Primary School get involved with Fairtrade Fortnight every year and take part in a number of initiatives to raise awareness all year round.

Their dedicated work led to Clavering being handed a Fairtrade School status.

Deputy headteacher Neil McAvoy, who is a member of the Clavering Fairtrade Steering Group and who was responsible for the successful application to become a Fairtrade School, said: “Our Fairtrade activities play an important part in our pupils’ moral and social development.

“Both Clavering children and Clavering families consistently support the school in our Fairtrade activities and our other initiatives to make a positive difference.

“Every year Clavering staff members and the Clavering Fairtrade Steering Group, which is mostly made up of pupils, come up with new ways for our children to learn about and take action for Fairtrade and Fairtrade Fortnight 2013 has been another success for the school.”

For more information about taking a step for Fairtrade visit www.stepfairtrade.org.uk or the Fairtrade section of Clavering Primary School’s website at www.claveringprimary.org.uk.