Di­vid­ing up the cake of wealth

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FRONT PAGE -

CHIL­DREN at an Ash­ford pri­mary school have been learn­ing about life in Third World coun­tries as part of Fair­trade Fort­night. About 70 pupils from Brook Com­mu­nity Pri­mary School at­tended an as­sem­bly to lis­ten to Andrew Hind from Ash­ford’s Fair­trade Steer­ing Group ex­plain about poverty and hunger in cer­tain coun­tries. The chil­dren were split into rich and poor na­tions with a large choco­late cake di­vided up be­tween them all to show how the world’s wealth is un­evenly spread. The school was pre­sented with a wooden carv­ing of a mud hut made by peo­ple in Kenya and each pupil was given a Fair­trade choco­late bar or flap­jack. Chil­dren will nom­i­nate a Fair­trade am­bas­sador to com­mu­ni­cate with chil­dren from Kenya over the In­ter­net and pro­mote sup­port for small scale pro­duc­ers. Ash­ford Fair­trade Fort­night be­gan on Mon­day with many events tak­ing place across the town.

Andrew Hind, of Ash­ford’s Fair­trade Steer­ing Group, with pupils at Brook School, the Fair­trade cake and the mud hut carv­ing from Kenya

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