Maisondieu celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight

Maisondieu Primary School pupils celebrated Fairtrade fortnight by taking part in a host of different activities.

The school held a banana bread baking competition during the fortnight. A spokesperson for the school said: “We were astounded by the amount of entries that arrived that morning! There were 56 in total, making it a tough decision for our expert judge, Mrs Mackay.”

The prizewinners for the competition were - 1, Keian and Owen Barnett; 2, Ruby and Archie Blackhall; 3, Chloe Allan. Runners-up were Chloe Morrison, Rachel and Ella Johnston and Eloise Kingdom and family.

The Eco group in school planted daffodil bulbs and sold them, raising £227.55. The proceeds of this sale will go towards Marie Curie Cancer Research.

The schools Fairtrade stall did a roaring trade during our Fairtrade café opening hours. The spokesperson continued: “We had a fantastic turn out, with many people from the local community attending. Jen from Sunrise, our Fairtrade business partner, also helped to judge our poster competition.” Pupils also designed a Maisondieu Fairtrade Logo. The prize winners were Erin Hoggins (P6) and Lewis Coull (P2), with runners up, Robbie Ewen and Katrina Hutchison.

The spokesperson added: “Alongside our Fairtrade stall, daffodil bulbs sale we also had a cake and candy stall. Thank you to Mrs Fowler who baked the café goodies and also everyone who baked cakes for our cake and candy stall.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parent helpers and our judge, Mrs Mackay for all their help to run our competition and Fairtrade café. They helped us ensure that our café was a success!”