Students show taste for Fairtrade

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.”

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I was Abbey Hulton born and bred, now live in Meir Hay. I'm married to Nita, we have 2 kids Tom 19 & Amy 17. I'm the Managing Director of a local aluminium stockist. I'm also a radio presenter and presented sport on radio for a number of years, more recently for Focal Radio. It was on Focal that I got the chance to present a programme of my favourite music genre which is Soul & Smooth Jazz. The programme was really popular and attracted overseas listeners online. Look out for our new venture www.6towns.co.uk - Community Radio for the good folk of the 6 Towns! I was the original creator of the blog Pits'n'Pots which gained some credibility when Mike Rawlins joined the site and has now blossomed into this site. I love sport particularly Golf & Tennis. I packed up playing football some years ago when I started picking up lot's of fines for bookings from late tackles! I play golf at Leek Golf Club and Tennis at Draycott Sports Centre.

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