A school is to serve a special Fairtrade lunch and open a Fairtrade shop in support of a national campaign.
Pupils at Haywood Engineering College, Burslem, are opening “ËœHaywood High Fairtrade shop’ which will sell a selection of Fairtrade products every Thursday.
On Wednesday 24 February the school students will welcome Lord Mayor Jean Bowers and Councillor Peter Kent-Baguley to a Fairtrade lunch.
The council guests will be served a lunch of Fairtrade products including chicken fillet in bbq sauce, vegetable curry, chilli con carne.
The event is being held as part of Fairtrade Fortnight.
Student mentor Fred McCarthy, who has worked with the pupils on their Fairtrade Committee, said: “The students have been learning about Fairtrade and they wanted to help to make life better for farmers in the developing world by get a fair price for their products.”
Councillor Kent-Baguley added: “It is really very encouraging to meet students who are so committed to Fairtrade. They have worked hard drawing up a school Fairtrade policy and motivating staff and fellow students to support it. They are well on the way to gaining Fairtrade School status.”