Children at Emersons Green Primary School entered Fairtrade Fortnight with gusto last Tuesday. Tracy Cannard, PR Ambassador for Emersons Green Sainsbury’s, and Becci Baldry, Counters Manager, taught a class of 6 and 7 year olds how to create a delicious dessert from Fairtrade produce of bananas and chocolate. First of all Becci gave the children an idea of what Fairtrade meant, explaining that many items at Sainsbury’s come from such places as the Caribbean or West Africa where farmers not only receive a fair price for their bananas, chocolate, oranges, tea and much more, but are also ensured enough money to look after their land and their families. Becci also explained that Greene & Black chocolate was the first Fairtrade item Sainsbury’s sold 16 years ago.
After slicing a banana, each child arranged their pieces on a pancake. Then a large scoop of ice cream was added and finally to complete the pudding, a goodly dollop of chocolate sauce. The day of the lesson happened to be an unusually warm spring afternoon and the budding chefs made short work of consuming their healthy banana pancakes before trudging back to their classrooms. Every school who participates will be entered into a free prize draw, in which one school will win a selection of Sainsbury’s ’Active Kids Cooking’ equipment.