26th Feb, 2021

Children can 'Go Bananas' at half term fairtrade events

Lauren Clarke 17th Feb, 2017

BOROUGH youngsters will get the chance to ‘go bananas’ next week as part of Fairtrade Fortnight in Solihull.

Banana artworks have been created by a number of local schools and will be displayed in shops around the town centre.

After picking up a trail question sheet children can hunt down friendly, Fairtrade ‘banana characters’ in local shops and crack a code.

Providing some free half-term activity, the Fairtrade Banana Trail promises to take children on a treasure hunt – teaching them information about Fairtrade, and how and why it works, along the way.

Coun Tony Dicicco, cabinet member for stronger communities and partnerships, said: “Since being awarded Fairtrade Borough status in 2010, Solihull continues to be a proud supporter of the campaign which ensures farmers and workers from the developing world are treated fairly.

“Buying locally grown and sourced products too helps us support the local economy and live in a more sustainable way.

“This is a great lesson for local children to learn.”

The activity sheets will be available to collect from The Core Library and Touchwood Information Desk.

They can also be downloaded from www.solihull.gov.uk/fairtrade between February 18 and March 4.

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