Wreningham pupils take on fairtrade project for Africa

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

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.


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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.'

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

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