Youngsters in Fairtrade challenege

St John's Primary School Ethical Challenge Ripley Co-op
St John's Primary School Ethical Challenge Ripley Co-op

School children from St John’s Primary School in Ripley have visited the town’s Co-op store to complete the ‘ethical challenge as part of Fairtrade Fortnight.

During the visit, children aged nine and 10 from the Dannah Street school searched for Fairtrade products around the store among other ethical products ranging from fresh fruit to beverages to household toiletries at the Derby Road shop.

Tanya Noon, community relations officer for Central England Co-operative, who helped to organise the challenge said: “As an ethical retailer, we were more than happy to support St John’s Primary School children in

celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight in our food store.

“We helped the children complete the Ethical Challenge and made sure that they left with a Fairtrade treat.”

Pictured are Ripley Co-op store manager George O’Brien and Tanya Noon with pupils during the youngsters visit for Fairtrade Fortnight.