Haringey Primary School Children Take a Step for Fairtrade.

As part of Haringey's Fairtrade Fortnight events, Haringey Fairtrade Group together with Thornton's Budgens in Crouch End, who are Haringey's flagship Fairtrade employer, organised a Footstep Competition for local primary schools.  

Local children were asked to create a footprint drawing and on it writing the Step they would take for Fairtrade in 2012.  There were well over one hundred entries.

These were judged jointly by Andrew Thornton of Thornton Budgen's and a local artist Al Johnson, part of 'The 62 Group of Textile Artists' who are currently exhibiting at The Gallery of Costume in Platt Hall Manchester.
The winning school was Rhodes Avenue Primary School who win three Fairtrade Footballs and a box of Dubble chocolate bars for the children to share.  In particular Greta Harper from Rhodes Avenue was chosen as the best entrant with her Bollywood Footprint which says "My step is to start buying only Fairtrade Indian tea because it is the best hope for India's tea producers."  

The three runner up prizes  of Divine chocolate go to: Dominika Obuchowska of Earlsmead Primary School whose motto is "Be fair and imagine it was you who wasn't treated fairly, I promise that I will buy at least five Fairtrade products", Orla Macalpine of Stroud Green Primary School and  Grace Gordon from the reception class at St Aidan's School.

April 2012