Youngsters invited to join in Fairtrade Fortnight competition

Fairtrade products were on offer at the Sidmouth Food Festival at Kennaway House. Ref shs 33-16SH 52

Fairtrade organisers at an event in Kennaway House - Credit: Simon Horn

Children from Sidmouth and the wider community are being invited to come together to join thousands of schools across the UK for Fairtrade Fortnight to learn about, and celebrate, the people who grow our food and drink and to explore the topic of ‘Climate, Fairtrade and You’. 
Fairtrade Fortnight will make a return this year running from February 22 to March 7 but in view of the Covid-19 situation, organisers are unable to physically invite schools to participate in talks or presentations by Fairtrade representatives. Instead, organisers are inviting schools in the Sid Valley to get creative and submit work based on the Fairtrade theme.
Sidmouth Fairtrade Group are inviting children to submit a story, a 'rap and rhyme', a poem or a picture which tells a Fairtrade story that's important to them - the artwork will be judged by East Devon MP, Simon Jupp. 
Organiser Deirdre Hounsom, said: “We are excited to be bringing schools lots of resources to support teaching and learning about the climate crisis and how it affects farmers in different parts of the world. Young people will have the opportunity to discover how their choices as individuals can make a difference to the lives of people around the world and the planet that we share.”
Addressing the entrants of the competition, Deirdre said: “Be creative and tell us your ideas! How we can all make a difference! How buying Fairtrade goods makes life much easier for growers and their families in Africa.”
If you are looking to enter the competition you can find inspiration by searching for #ChooseTheWorldYouWant or go to:
http://fairtrade.vgsidmouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/FAIRTRADE-FORTNIGHT-RAP-AND-RHYME-COMPETITION-Final-1.pdf
For more details email: fairtradesidmouth@gmail.com

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