Fairtrade poster challenge success

Yasmin Thomas came third

Yasmin Thomas came third - Credit: Archant

Youngsters showed their support for Sidmouth’s Fairtrade Fortnight by taking part in a poster competition.

Jessica Bryher came second with her poster

Jessica Bryher came second with her poster - Credit: Archant

Primary school pupils came up with creative illustrations about why people should buy the products, to be put on display at Sidmouth Library.

On Saturday, staff presented winners Lottie Mills, Jessica Bryher and Yasmin Thomas with their prizes.

Carol Pentecost, library supervisor, said: “It was a really hard choice to make, as all the posters were so good. In the end, we felt that Lottie, Jessica and Yasmin put the message across in a particularly eye-catching, yet clear and simple way.”

Sidmouth’s Fairtrade Fortnight draws to a close this weekend, following a packed programme of events including a talk from cacao farmers from Ghana.

Lottie Mills was named the winner of the fairtrade poster competition

Lottie Mills was named the winner of the fairtrade poster competition - Credit: Archant

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Jill O’Hara, of Sidmouth’s Fairtrade group, said: “Our congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who took part. We are grateful to the library and primary school for helping us to raise awareness of this important issue among young people.”

The group will host a Fairtrade stall at Sidmouth’s monthly farmers’ market tomorrow (Saturday).

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