Lichfield students have been enjoying a new range of products as part of a nationwide event.

Nether Stowe School pupils exchanged their usual break time refreshments for Fairtrade tea, chocolate and biscuits on March 4, thanks to donations from Lidl, Waitrose and Co-op.

Nether Stowe Scool staff and students enjoying Fairtrade products
Nether Stowe Scool staff and students enjoying Fairtrade products

The event was part of the Fairtrade Foundation’s Big Swap campaign as part of Fairtrade Fortnight.

Head teacher Ruth Poppleton said:

“We are very proud of our associations with the Fairtrade Foundation in Lichfield and make every effort to engage all students in the values that underpin this important project.  If all of our students made one small change it would make a real difference to the people of Africa.

“The school was very pleased to welcome Cllr Derrick, Cllr Greatorex, Michael and Jan Hawkes and the local Police come in to school to join us and swap their normal break in our Fairtrade event”.

Mr Hawkes added:

“As a governor of Nether Stowe School and as co-ordinator of Lichfield’s Fairtrade movement, I am delighted that the school is so enthusiastically supporting Fairtrade Fortnight. Most young people feel strongly about fairness and it is great to see children wanting to do something practical about making the world a fairer place.”


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