Mulbarton pupils go bananas for Fairtrade Fortnight

Schoolchildren in Mulbarton were given an important message to help ease poverty in the Third World during a Fairtrade assembly.

Officials from Anglia Co-operative visited Mulbarton Junior School on Monday for the event to mark Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs until March 13. More than 170 children were told to spread the word about Fairtrade products and were rewarded with Fairtrade bananas.

Jill Basson, marketing and PR manager for Anglia Co-operative, said: 'In the build-up to and during Fairtrade Fortnight we spoke to over 1,500 schoolchildren across East Anglia and encouraged them to be loud and proud about Fairtrade.'

'The more people know about Fairtrade, the more we can help to change lives in the Third World.

'The aim is to focus the minds of tomorrow's adults, today.'