Dividing up the cake of wealth
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