Pupils cook up a treat for Fairtrade tea party

Northstead Primary School's 21 'Fairtrade Champion' pupils held a Fairtrade tea party after school on Monday.   Picture by Andrew Higgins  112815a   11/07/11
Northstead Primary School's 21 'Fairtrade Champion' pupils held a Fairtrade tea party after school on Monday. Picture by Andrew Higgins 112815a 11/07/11

PARENTS at a Scarborough school were more than happy to let their children spoil their appetites in the name of charity.

Pupils at Northstead Primary School helped to organise an after-school Fairtrade tea party, with sweet treats baked by the youngsters sold to hungry parents and pupils alike.

Northstead Primary School's 21 'Fairtrade Champion' pupils held a Fairtrade tea party after school on Monday.   Picture by Andrew Higgins  112815a   11/07/11

Northstead Primary School's 21 'Fairtrade Champion' pupils held a Fairtrade tea party after school on Monday. Picture by Andrew Higgins 112815a 11/07/11

The goodies were made using only Fairtrade products, which offers farmers in poorer countries a fairer price for their products. The school also had 21 specially designated Fairtrade champions across the school who designed T-shirts, posters and menus to help promote the event.

Karen Wilson, Community Cohesion Co-Ordinator for the school, declared the event a huge success.

She said: “The whole afternoon was really busy, and all the kids really got involved in it.

“You could tell that the parents thought that it was a really great idea and they were all really behind the idea of Fairtrade.”

All cakes were sold at the event, raising a total of £116, which will be split between the East African drought appeal, as well as helping to buy some Fairtrade footballs for the school to enjoy.