First Cloughfern Beavers eagerly got into the spirit of‘Fairtrade Fortnight’ during a recent visit to their local Carrickfergus Sainsbury’s.
During Fairtrade Fortnight, which took place from February 23- March 8, the children learned about Fairtrade and were visited by the store’s PR Ambassador Anne Patterson.
They also enjoyed tasting Fairtrade bananas and chocolate.
As part of the event, the group were asked to take part in a competition to colour in the Fairtrade mark. The entries are now displayed in the Rodgers Quay store and winners will be presented with prizes during their next club night.
This activity helped the children to learn about the wide range of Fairtrade products sold in Sainsbury’s, from bananas and other popular products including tea, sugar and chocolate, to less well-known items such as roses and Taste the Difference Belgian Easter eggs.
Sainsbury’s Carrickfergus Deputy Store Manager David Sterrett commented: “It was great fun to be given the opportunity to teach children from First Cloughfern Beavers about the importance of Fairtrade. We hope they found it useful to find out about the great work Fairtrade does for farmers and their communities.”
Beaver Leader Linda Cherry added: “The Beavers really enjoyed their visit from Anne.
“They now know to look out for the Fairtrade mark on products when shopping and how buying Fairtrade means that they are helping producers and their families to have better lives.”
Beaver Scouts are the youngest section of the Scouting family. Their activities are based around making things, outdoor activities, singing, playing games, going out on visits, investigating nature, listening to stories, learning how to be safe and most importantly, making new friends.
The First Cloughfern Scout Group meet every Thursday at the Church of the Ascension in Whiteabbey.