Alicia tells Bradford pupils of vital role of Fairtrade

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Colombian banana farmer Aimeth Angulo (centre) with year 7 pupils and Fairtrade supporters (from left) Amaan Shaffi, Izobella West, Freya Bellamy and Jaya Krishna Colombian banana farmer Aimeth Angulo (centre) with year 7 pupils and Fairtrade supporters (from left) Amaan Shaffi, Izobella West, Freya Bellamy and Jaya Krishna

A Colombian banana farmer visited a Bradford school to talk to them about the importance of the Fairtrade movement.

Alicia Fernandez Angulo had been touring Yorkshire to promote the Fairtrade Foundation’s “Stick with Foncho” campaign, to make the international banana trade more fair for farmers.

Bradford Grammar School welcomed her yesterday as part of Fairtrade Fortnight. During the day she told pupils, aged six to 18, about working conditions in her home country.

Teacher Liz Kingsley said: “Pupils learn about Fairtrade in geography, economics and business studies lessons, so to have a banana plantation manager here in school to tell us about her life and working conditions in Colombia will really bring their understanding of Fairtrade to life.”

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