Ripley pupils go bananas for Fairtrade

Ripley Junior School Ethical Challenge at the Ripley Foodstore Derby Road... Store manager Gavin Glidewell and member relations Tanya Noon with pupils from Ripley Junior school and teacher Sue Fletcher

Ripley Junior School Ethical Challenge at the Ripley Foodstore Derby Road... Store manager Gavin Glidewell and member relations Tanya Noon with pupils from Ripley Junior school and teacher Sue Fletcher

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Children from Ripley Junior School took part in an ethical challenge as part of Fairtrade Fortnight.

Three classes visited Central England Co-operative’s Ripley food store, in Derby Road, to complete the challenge. The children searched for Fairtrade products throughout the store and completed a quiz, which helped them to learn about where their food and household products come from, how products can be produced ethically and the wide range of Fairtrade products available.

Fairtrade ensures better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers across the world.

Gavin Glidewell, store manager at Central England Co-operative’s Ripley store, said: “The Co-operative was the first supermarket to embrace Fairtrade, so we are delighted to work with the pupils at Ripley Junior School again to help them to learn more about ethical shopping. All Central England Co-operative food stores stock a range of Fairtrade products and children learned that just looking for the logo and switching to a Fairtrade product can make a difference. “

“We helped the children complete the ethical challenge quiz and they all took home all a Fairtrade treat for their hard work and enthusiasm.”