Schools provide designs for Fairtrade

Design Success: New Mills School and Business and Enterprise College teacher Christine Barker and Cllr Jacqui Gadd present competition winner Megan Roberts with choclates and a book token.
Design Success: New Mills School and Business and Enterprise College teacher Christine Barker and Cllr Jacqui Gadd present competition winner Megan Roberts with choclates and a book token.

CAMPAIGNERS have enlisted the help of the High Peak’s younger residents to spread the Fairtrade message.

Pupils at primary and secondary schools were invited to submit their design for a Fairtrade poster, promoting sales of a particular product or Fairtrade generally.

Entries were submitted and judged locally around High Peak. The winning entries from each age group were then put forward for a borough-wide competition.

Judges chose the design created by Megan Roberts, a student at New Mills School and Business & Enterprise College, as the senior school winner.

She was presented with her prize by New Mills Town Councillor Jacqui Gadd.

Members of the High Peak Fairtrade Steering Group are pushing for more Fairtrade use and increased awareness around the area. They would like the High Peak to be declared a Fairtrade Borough.

Across the UK there is an increasing number of Fairtrade products available. UK Fairtrade sales are up 3,500 per cent in ten years, and are now over £1 billion annually.