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Wreningham pupils take on fairtrade project for Africa

17:02 19 November 2012

Wreningham primary school pupil Madeleine, six, eating fairtrade chocolate and bananas

Wreningham primary school pupil Madeleine, six, eating fairtrade chocolate and bananas

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A south Norfolk primary school has taken on a mammoth Fairtrade challenge to help educate children in Africa.

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Children at Wreningham Primary School have been learning about Fairtrade foods including rice, chocolate and bananas.

Each class adopted a country for a week and learnt about farmers and Fairtrade produce.

Headteacher Rob Jones said: “We spent the first week of the autumn term looking at Fairtrade. We tied it in with harvest because we are a church school. The school bought 90kg of rice to sell for a Fairtrade price. Hopefully, we will raise £270 and that money will go towards educating a Malawian farmer’s child. It’s about helping them to escape poverty through education.”

A large chart is being displayed in the school documenting the amount of rice that has been sold.

Youngsters from class two even took to the kitchen to create their own sweet and sour meal with rice.

Mr Jones added: “Everyone is really enjoying it and taking a lot away from the project.”

Pictured: Madeleine, six, eating Fairtrade chocolate and bananas.

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