Poster competition marks Welwyn Hatfield's Fairtrade status

NEARLY 80 children from two schools took part in a poster competition to celebrate the award of Fairtrade borough status to Welwyn Hatfield. Pupils from WGC-based Holy Family and Templewood Schools designed posters to help raise awareness of the Fairtrade

NEARLY 80 children from two schools took part in a poster competition to celebrate the award of Fairtrade borough status to Welwyn Hatfield.

Pupils from WGC-based Holy Family and Templewood Schools designed posters to help raise awareness of the Fairtrade movement, which were later displayed in the Howard Centre.

Ruairi Phelan, seven, from Holy Family, won the 5-7 year-old category, with Templewood's Lavanya Redding being highly commended.

Meanwhile Rosin Phelan, from Holy Family won the 8-11 year-old group, while schoolfriend Rebecca Fox was highly commended.

Prizes of Fairtrade goods were donated by Waitrose in WGC.

Gill Pinfold, co-ordinator of the Welwyn Hatfield Fairtrade Group, said: "The standard was really impressive.

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"Learning about Fairtrade helps young people understand how their actions affect people in the wider world.

"It is only fair that the people who produce the food we eat and use should get paid enough to live on and a chance to improve their lives.

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