Children learn all about fairtrade at a cake sale

Pupils from Nether Heyford Bliss Charity School have baked cakes using Fairtrade products and are selling them in a school cake sale.
Pupils from Nether Heyford Bliss Charity School have baked cakes using Fairtrade products and are selling them in a school cake sale.

YOUNGSTERS at a village primary school have been learning about Fairtrade goods at a cake sale.

The children from Bliss Charity School in Nether Heyford sold items at the event on Friday as they have been studying the topic of chocolate explorers.

They have learnt about the history of chocolate, the cocoa producing countries around the world and the journey a cocoa bean takes from bean to bar.

Teacher Jenny Tcherniak-Morse said: “The children were made aware of Fairtrade and the benefits for farmers having the opportunity to sell their beans to Fairtrade cooperatives.

“The children wanted to do something to raise awareness of Fairtrade and to raise some money to support the farmers, in particular with the sale of cocoa beans.”

The children sold chocolate cupcakes, fruit kebabs covered in chocolate and raffle tickets were sold with a bar of Fairtrade chocolate as the prize.

The school raised £144 at the event, which will be made up to £150.

This will be donated to the Fairtrade Foundation to help farmers.