Food for thought for Cobholm youngsters as they enjoy Fairtrade fortnight

Cobholm youngsters enjoyed learning about FairtradePicture: Anglia Picture Agency

Cobholm youngsters enjoyed learning about FairtradePicture: Anglia Picture Agency - Credit: Ashley Pickering/Anglia Picture

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight the East of England Co-op has been working with pupils at Cobholm Primary Academy to raise awareness of the importance of buying Fairtrade items.

During the fortnight, pupils found out how Fairtrade has a positive effect on farmers and producers across the world, while also supporting the campaign by holding their own Fairtrade break with goods donated by the East of England Co-op.

Kimberly Morton, principal of Cobholm Primary Academy, said: “It’s such a fantastic opportunity for the children in Year 2 at Cobholm Primary Academy to learn about Fairtrade and to sample some of the products provided by the Co-op.”

Minnie Moll, joint chief executive at the East of England Co-op, said: “The Co-op has supported Fairtrade for over 20 years, being one of the first major retailers to champion the movement.

“As an ethical organisation that believes in giving the fairest price to producers, we’re pleased to be able to spread the word about Fairtrade, visiting local schools and supporting community groups.”

Since 2015, the East of England Co-op has donated nearly 500,000 Fairtrade tea bags to support local events and on-going support groups across Suffolk, Norfolk Essex and Ely through their Co-op Cuppa scheme. To find out if your group could benefit from tea and to apply for a free Co-op Cuppa kit, visit

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