PUPILS at Winchburgh Primary School proudly display their new found status — a Fairtrade School.
The school had to undertake certain criteria to gain the status and it proved a busy tiime for pupils over the past year.
They took part in a Fairtrade Fortnight event where the pupils were taught different aspects of Fairtrade, from banana to coffee growing; they had to learn the Fairtrade song; they staged a coffee morning and held a tuck shop, using only Fairtrade items; and P4/5 pupils carried out a Fairtrade survey at the local Scotmid.
This school session, pupils will look at global citizenship and study how Fairtrade can change the lives of youngsters in Third World countries.
Frances Rosevear, headteacher at Winchburgh said: “The pupils have been very busy in helping us to achieve Fairtrade status. We now move on to the next stage, looking to retain it.“