Grantham school bake up a storm to mark Fairtrade Fortnight 2019
Pupils at Sandon School in Grantham hosted a cake bake sale last week to mark Fairtrade Fortnight 2019.
Pupils, staff and family members were tasked with baking cakes which had to have a Fairtrade ingredient in them to sell.
Oak class hosted the bake sale and decorated their classroom with Fairtrade decorations.
They also made posters and leaflets to hand out around school to promote the sale which included a variety of Fairtrade chocolate crispy cakes, Fairtrade banana cakes and pupils and staff also used Fairtrade coco in icing and chocolate cakes.
Fairtrade oranges and sugar were also used to make the cakes.
Jack Odell, Grantham’s Fairtrade Town steering group’s chairman, visited the school dressed as a banana to help with their efforts.
Pupils across the school enjoyed getting involved in the day.
Pupil Isabella said: “I liked how much money we raised for charity and how happy our customers were with the cakes.”
Oak class teacher Rhianna Ashworth was pleased to see everyone’s efforts. She said: “It was lovely to see how well my class worked and integrated with all the other students and staff from around the school and how eager they were to sell the cakes.”
Fairtrade Fortnight ran from February 25 until March 10 this year, putting a spotlight on trade to improve the lives of the farmers and workers who grow our food, and through Fairtrade have come together to demand a change and close the door on exploitation.
For two weeks each year, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to celebrate the people who grow our food, people who live in some of the poorest countries in the world and who are often exploited and badly paid.
For more information, visit: www.fairtrade.org.uk