Trading places at Old Rayne School

Some P4-7 pupils at Old Rayne School who took part in a Fairtrade baking day at the school.
Some P4-7 pupils at Old Rayne School who took part in a Fairtrade baking day at the school.
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A SMALL Aberdeenshire school has been playing its part in Fairtrade Fortnight activities.

Old Rayne School was awarded Fairtrade status in June last year and has been working hard to retain it.

The 38-pupil school organised various events last week involving pupils, staff and parents.

They included a baking day which had pupils using Fairtrade ingredients like bananas, sugar and chocolate, and a community cafe. The school also had visits from Fairtrade representatives.

Head teacher Fiona Eaton said: “We were delighted to receive Fairtrade status and have done a lot of hard work towards retaining it.

“We have organised various activities for Fairtrade Fortnight and we hope it will give the children a better understanding of world citizenship.”

This year’s Fairtrade Fortnight has the theme “Take a Step”.

The Fairtrade Schools scheme gives schools some easy-to-follow, practical steps to support Fairtrade.

It allows pupils and teachers to make the links between the lives of people in the UK and those in the world’s poorest countries.