Children’s sculptures and art goes on display for Fairtrade Fortnight - The Solihull Observer

Children’s sculptures and art goes on display for Fairtrade Fortnight

Solihull Editorial 22nd Feb, 2022   0

ARTWORK created by schoolchildren has gone on display across Solihull as part of Fairtrade Fortnight.

Until March 6 the handmade sculptures and artwork based on the theme Choose the World you Want will be on show in 16 shop windows across the town centre.

While admiring the pieces residents can find answers to a Fairtrade quiz which has been compiled to mark the event.

Councillor Andy Mackiewicz, cabinet portfolio holder for Climate Change, Planning and Housing, said: “It’s fantastic to see so many schools in Solihull getting involved in Fairtrade Fortnight this year.

“To have more than 20 unique pieces of artwork representing the theme Choose the World you Want showcases the leadership of young people when it comes to learning more about Fairtrade values and raising awareness amongst the general public.

“We’re proud to have been a Fairtrade borough since 2010 and remain committed to showing our support for the farmers behind our food, whose livelihoods are most impacted by the climate crisis.”

Each year at the end of February and beginning of March, Fairtrade Fortnight takes place across the UK and several other countries. The chief aim of the event is to spread awareness of the Fairtrade movement and Fairtrade products.

This year, the theme Choose the World you Want shines a light on the communities overseas on the frontline of the climate crisis.

The ongoing climate crisis remains a threat to the livelihoods of millions of small-scale farmers and agricultural workers in low-income countries worldwide.

Copies of the quiz can be downloaded from Solihull Council’s website or question sheets are available in the children’s library at the Core.


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