Bradford College and its Students’ Union have gone bananas in a bid to increase awareness of Fairtrade Fortnight, which ends tomorrow.

Dressed up as giant bananas, the mascot for this year’s event, members of the Students’ Union have broken out into spontaneous dance routines during lunchtimes to raise the profile of Fairtrade issues.

Other initiatives have included Fairtrade stalls, petitions, classroom sessions on the origins of food, and a Fairtrade fruit smoothie bike.

Piers Telemacque, president of the college’s Students’ Union, said: “It’s been great to work in a combined effort to raise awareness on the impact and importance of going Fairtrade. We hope our efforts will pay off by Bradford College becoming a Fairtrade institution, educating students and staff about the benefit of Fairtrade for farmers across the world.”

Andy Welsh, group chief operating officer at Bradford College, said: “The Fairtrade mark really matters, and we are delighted to be working with the Students’ Union on such an important issue.”