CREATIVE schoolchildren who added a splash of colour to this year’s Solihull Fairtrade Trail have been thanked.
The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Ken Meeson, and the Mayoress praised the youngsters for their efforts for raising awareness of Fairtrade and the threat farmers are facing from the effects of climate change.
Taking place between February 18 to March 5, the annual event featured a trail and a quiz which could be completed by visiting all 12 town centre locations.
At each spot, there was a Fairtrade themed sculpture or piece of artwork created by pupils from one of Solihull’s schools.
This year’s theme was ‘choose Fairtrade now to save the future of our favourite foods’.
At the thank you event hosted by John Lewis, the children each received a certificate and were treated to some refreshments as they got the chance to speak to the Mayor and Mayoress about their pieces of artwork.
The Mayor said: “Once again, our talented students have really thought outside the box and created some amazing pieces of artwork for the Solihull Fairtrade Trail. It’s a privilege to be able to speak to them and congratulate them on helping to raise awareness of Fairtrade in the heart of our borough.
“I’d also like to thank all of the high street shops for being so accommodating and hosting the artwork and sculptures.
“It’s fantastic to know that both our young people and many of our businesses are on-board with the Fairtrade campaign and are committed to a fairer future for all.”