Pupils in Otley go bananas for Fairtrade

Wharfedale Observer: Six-year-old Hamish Birch, left, and Kian Cameron, five, enjoying a bananas-themed fun day as part of Otley All Saints C of E Primary School's Fairtrade Fortnight activities Six-year-old Hamish Birch, left, and Kian Cameron, five, enjoying a bananas-themed fun day as part of Otley All Saints C of E Primary School's Fairtrade Fortnight activities

An Otley school has rounded off a fortnight of Fairtrade-related activities with a truly 'bananas' party.

Otley All Saints Primary has been marking Fairtrade Fortnight, for the seventh year running, with all kinds of fun and educational activities.

Over the two weeks pupils have led an assembly about a Colombian banana grower, organised a Fairtrade café, and contributed gifts for Fairtrade hampers which were raffled in school.

A Fairtrade football competition also proved very popular, as did a treasure hunt and a hook-a-banana contest.

Children and staff marked the end of the fortnight with a pyjamas-to-school day last Friday, when everyone was provided with a Fairtrade banana – courtesy of Sainsbury's - and sang Bananas in Pyjamas together.

Headteacher Ian Thomson-Smith said: "I'm delighted with the way our school community has once again marked Fairtrade Fortnight.

"I am particularly grateful to the Fairtrade Committee, a group of pupils led by Mrs Kelly, who have done so much to ensure the success of these events."

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