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'A great bunch of bananas!'

Published by St Benedict's School on Wednesday 1st of April 2015

Fairtrade Fortnight was celebrated across both the Junior and Senior Schools at St Benedict's.

During the first week, each pupil in the Junior School created a triangle for our Fairtrade bunting. The bunting was used to decorate the Junior School hall, which was delightful. The annual Fairtrade pudding competition also took place, and there was a huge variety of extremely impressive and delicious puddings that were entered this year. The winning pudding was created by Gabriel Suarez (Lower Prep P). His 'Caramel and Chocolate Fairtrade Cupcakes' were served and enjoyed by all pupils on the last Friday of the fortnight.

Mrs David, Environment Coordinator in the Junior School, said: 'I was also impressed with the generosity and participation during 'Wellies Day' and the 'Fairtrade Cake Sale'. An impressive £478.14 was raised during both events, and the proceeds will be donated to all of the charities that we support.'

Fairtrade Week went off with a bang at the Wednesday Senior School assembly when, to all the students' delight, Mr Billinge, Mr King, Mr Scicinski and Mr Bowles were selected to dress up as a banana for the day. There were shrieks of delight and an explosion of laughter from students and staff alike when they struggled into their outfits.

Mrs Smith, Senior School Environment Coordinator, commented: 'The Environment Ambassadors rounded the week off with a cake sale and cake competition plus an assembly for Middle School pupils. The cake competition was won by Aimee Leeden (Lower Fourth Brown). Overall £ 374 was raised for Fairtrade with £207 raised by our great 'bunch of bananas' on Wednesday.'
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